Summer has finally arrived in NYC, and we're turning up the heat with Chavela & Dispatches from Cleveland (DFC) screenings across the globe! In this month's newsletter, DFC wins special recognition, our beloved office assistant Ratha is moving on in new directions, our friends at the Third Wave Fund celebrate their 20th anniversary, a small slice of justice is served against the police officer who shot Tamir Rice, and we shout out Tribal Justice, an awesome documentary you must try to see!

Safe travels, stay cool, and be well!
Cat & the Aubin crew
Dispatches from Cleveland
receives Special Recognition Award
Don't miss DFC at Frameline Film Fest 
in San Francisco. Director Q&A after.
Tuesday  June 20, 2017 @ 9:15pm at the Roxie!
Chavela Directors Boycott 
Tel Aviv LGBTQ Film Festival

On behalf of Aubin Pictures and the Chavela production team, director/producer Catherine Gund wrote  to Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival organizers:

"TLVfest is being supported by government entities in Israel that are deeply complicit in violations of international law which include ongoing wars, repression of Palestinians, and occupation of Palestinian lands. ... [C]ultural events, such as this festival, aim to cover up these violations. ... On a personal and political level, we cannot support this. Our film, which sets forth a vision of peace and freedom, should not be at an Israeli-government funded cultural event. We stand in solidarity with the boycott.'"

"Along with Trengove, Gund and Kyi, screenwriter, comedian and actor Fawzia Mirza, Swiss actor Jasna Fritzi Bauer, jury panelist Nadia Abraham and writer, director and actor Helene Hegemann have all pulled out of the festival.  As a result, campaigners say, the  entire line-up  for a panel on women in cinema has been  removed  from the festival's website."  Read more and check out this  thank you letter from Pinkwatching Israel.
Where to find  Chavela next!
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney, Australia
June 14, Wednesday @ 8:45pm, Event Cinemas George St 11

Cleveland Cinemas Pride Month Film Series
Cleveland, Ohio
June 15, 2017 Thursday @ 7:30pm, Capitol Theater
AFI Docs
Washington, D.C.
June 16, 2017 Friday @ 11am, AFI Silver T2
June 17, 2017 Saturday @ 9:00pm, E Street T6 
(Gund in person for director Q&A)
Provincetown Film Festival
Provincetown, Rhode Island
June 18, 2017, Sunday @ 5pm, Art House 2

Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival
San Francisco, CA

June 19, 2017, Monday @ 6:30pm, Castro Theater  
(Gund & Kyi in person for director Q&A)

June 22, 2017, Thursday @7pm, Landmark PIedmont Cinema (Oakland) (Gund & Kyi in person for director Q&A)

Panel discussion: June 20, 2017, Tuesday @ 3:30pm, The Roxie
Barriers & Breakthroughs in Identity & Culture: Has the Needle Shifted for Filmmakers of Color? 
eaturing co-producer/co-director Daresha Kyi 

Nantucket Film Festival
Nantucket, MA
June 24, 2017, Saturday @ 11:30am, White Heron

OutFest LGBT Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
July 8, 2017, Saturday @ 4:15pm, DGA 1 
(Gund & Kyi in person for director Q&A)
A sweet farewell to superstar office assistant Ratha!

Our brilliant, patient, and dedicated office assistant, Ratha Ali, is moving on from Aubin to bigger and better things. She started working as an intern at Aubin while she was a senior in high school. This was her first job! We were blown away by her effortless, can-do approach to whatever tasks came her way. Her hard work, resourcefulness, and bright attitude shone through and we soon hired her part-time. For two years she has pitched in on all of Aubin's projects and the interrelated, detailed, quite varied work of social justice media production, partnerships, impact strategies, exhibition, and our overall mission of storytelling for good. We have witnessed her grow as an adult and a professional. She is finishing up her college journey (taking six classes in the fall!), inching closer to a law career, and getting married this summer! We know she will continue to make consistent, remarkable, and creative contributions to a more beautiful society! 
Thank you Ratha and حظا طيبا وفقك الله! 

Happy Anniversary to Third Wave Fund!
We loved celebrating 20 years of supporting gender justice with you!

Learn more about Third Wave and help fund urgent grassroots activism!
News We Love (conditionally):

but not because he killed a 12 year old boy...

Films We Love:

Two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for their youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are providing models of restorative justice that are working. Mainstream courts across the country are taking notice.




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