Community Stories Festival Opening Night Student Showcase (IE1-2130)

Nov 09, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Single Ticket to Opening Night Student Showcase at Community Stories Festival (IE1-2130)
Sale Ends: Nov 09, 2016 2:00 PM EST
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Event Description

This event is sold out. You can join the waitlist to receive a priority spot in line for standby tickets. Any available seats will be released at 6:30 pm at the theater. We DO still have tickets for the 8:45 pm screening of Indivisible and the Shorts Screening in Takoma Park on Thursday night.

We have also added an ENCORE screening of these films which will take place at the Takoma Park Community Center on Thursday, January 12. Find out more.

Come see short documentaries about people, places, and things throughout Montgomery County. All tonight’s films are produced by adults and youth who have participated in our classes and camps for first-time documentary filmmakers. Come meet the filmmakers and some of the folks featured in the films.


A Plot of Their Own (Fenton Street Community Garden)
by Jazmin Chapman, Will Gorman, Sten Greifer, and Josh Holland 

What's Ellsworth Worth? (Ellsworth Dog Park)
by Booker McCann, Aidan McKenna and Ki Williams

Highwood Theatre
by Joy Anderson, Ben Bradshaw, Malachi Dinkin and Camilo Montoya

The Record Exchange
by Lourdes Fitzgerald, Lavila Jackson and Dylan Powers

The Makers (Catylator Maker Space)
by Oscar Matatquin, Joe Samels​, and Katharina von Muenster 

Brava (Senior Source)
by Alua Kennedy and Katherine Cerrone

Direct My Hands (Claudette's Braiding)
by Katherine Cross, Robin Golden, and Rachael Munkacsi

Casa de Botas (El Alazan Western Wear)
by Brenda Foust, Nan Janney, and Asha-Lateef Williams

Kids Roar! (The Kid Museum)
by Andrea Passafiume, Ruth Secular, and Heather Taylor

Ludwick's House of Violin
by Heather Sell and Ron Sanchez

Pecha Kucha Nights (Pecha Kucha Silver Spring)
by Laura Teeler and Erica Kelly

The Nat Turner Band & The (R)evolution of Music
by Farran Burrell and David Lowenthal

The Tastee Beats the Wrecking Ball
by Gary Goodwin and Arianna Drumond


Docs In Progress is all about building community through documentary film, but we are proud to be based in the vibrant, diverse, and historic communities of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, and the broader Washington DC Metropolitan Area. We have showcased short documentaries about these communities since 2010. Tonight's program screening is one of five events of the Seventh Annual Community Stories Festival taking place between November 9-12. To see what else is happening, visit


  • Tickets are only $5 per person.
  • Filmmakers and people featured in the films were sent a comp code, but still require a ticket.
  • Because this event is taking place at AFI’s smallest theater, we are expecting a capacity crowd, so we strongly recommend getting your tickets in advance online.
  • If you wish to purchase tickets online and pay by credit card, please select "PayPal" as your payment option. It will allow you to pay by credit card and you do not need to have a PayPal account to do so.
  • Ticket purchases are final. While we cannot manage refunds, if you are unable to attend, you are welcome to give your tickets to someone else (just make sure they have your name when they pick them up at our Will Call table).
  • Tickets are available only through Docs In Progress (not AFI).
  • We will only be able to hold seats until 6:20 pm. After that time, we will release seats to the standby line.

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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