“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE SAN FRANCISCO VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival on [date and time TBA]. We’re deeply honored to screen our film at this growing festival in anticipation of Veterans Day. Because the film was made in the Bay Area, we’re excited to be able to share it with this vibrant community. According to its site, the “San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for active duty, Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity and to share their stories, which in turn helps further healing and brings greater awareness to the public on the challenges our nation’s Veterans face.” The festival is organized by One Vet One Voice, a comprehensive resource for veterans regarding VA benefits and services. The screening will take place at the stately San Francisco Public Library / Main Library in their Koret Auditorium. Thank you to Eduardo Ramirez, One Vet One Voice, the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, Katherine Eppler, Brian Castagne, Michael Lambert, Thomas Fortin, and the San Francisco Public Library.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Saturday, 11/3/18 or Sunday, 11/4/18
[exact date and time TBA]
San Francisco Public Library / Main Library
Lower Level
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102


To learn more about the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival:
https://www.sfveteransfilmfestival.org/

To learn more about One Vet One Voice:
https://onevetonevoice.org/

To learn more about the San Francisco Public Library / Main Library:
https://sfpl.org

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE L.A. PUBLIC LIBRARY / MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the L.A. Public Library / Memorial Branch Library on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at [time TBA] in celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day. We are deeply honored to work with the L.A. Public Library again to celebrate Veterans Day. The Memorial Branch Library has a rich history. The land on which it is located was deeded by Los Angeles High School to the City of Los Angeles in 1923 to honor twenty alumni who died while serving in WWI. The Gothic Revival-style library was built in 1930 and designed by John C. Austin, who was the lead architect of the Griffith Observatory. The students of L.A. High School commissioned the renowned Judson Studios to create a beautiful stained glass window with the names of the twenty alumni and an inscription, “Peace Among Nations.” The library is listed on the the National Register of Historic Places. Thank you to Deborah Matthews, Loren Spector, Eugene Owens, and the L.A. Public Library for organizing this special event!

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Saturday, 11/10/18, [time TBA]
Los Angeles Public Library / Memorial Branch Library
4625 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

323-938-2732

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library / Memorial Branch Library:
https://www.lapl.org/branches/memorial

To learn more about the history of the Los Angeles Public Library / Memorial Branch Library:
https://www.lapl.org/branches/memorial/history

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library’s Veterans Resources: 
https://www.lapl.org/veterans

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION'S 49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / ART THERAPY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the American Art Therapy Association’s 49th Annual Conference / Art Therapy Short Film Festival in Miami, Florida on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. We’re deeply honored to work with the respected American Art Therapy Association. According to their site, their mission is to “advocate for expansion of access to professional art therapists and lead the nation in the advancement of art therapy as a regulated mental health and human services profession.” Because this is a short film festival, only a 10-minute excerpt of the 93-minute feature documentary will be screened. For attendees to watch the entire film, please visit: visionsofwarriors.com. Before the screening, Zara Drapkin, MA, MSW, LCSW and Ryan Gardner, MSW, LCSW, BCD will be leading a conference workshop, “Expanding Your Focal Point: Addressing Veterans’ Mental Health Needs Through Photography.” Thank you to Zara Drapkin and Ryan Gardner for representing our film at the conference. Thank you to Sarah Pray, Barbara Florence, Christianne Strang, and the American Art Therapy Association for this huge honor!

Conference Workshop “Expanding Your Focal Point: Addressing Veterans’ Mental Health Needs Through Photography” with Zara Drapkin and Ryan Gardner:
(Workshop N/NY-PS2117)
Saturday, 11/3/18, 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m
Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami
Location: Merrick 1
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Screening and Q&A with Ryan Gardner and Zara Drapkin:
(Panel Session TE5138)
Saturday, 11/3/18, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami
Location: Flagler
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

To learn more about the American Art Therapy Association conference
http://www.arttherapyconference.com/

To download the American Art Therapy Association conference brochure:
https://arttherapy.org/upload/Conference/2018OnlineBrochure.pdf

To learn more about the American Art Therapy Association:
https://arttherapy.org/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY / CENTRAL LIBRARY

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We’re excited to announce that the San Diego Public Library and their Veterans Resource Center, funded by the California State Library's Veterans Connect @ the Library program, will be screening “Visions of Warriors” on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at their Central Public Library / Neil Morgan Auditorium. We’re deeply honored to present our film with the expansive library and their Veterans Resource Center and share it with San Diego’s thriving military and veteran communities as well as the public. Opened in September 2013, the state-of-the-art Central Library with its beautiful Neil Morgan Auditorium in the heart of downtown San Diego is a vital resource for the entire region. The California Library Association recognized this location as the most used Veterans Resource Center in the entire state. We’re thrilled to screen our film in such an incredible venue. Thank you to Misty Jones, Bob Cronk, Azalea Ebbay, Peter Klein, the San Diego Public Library, their Veterans Resource Center, and the California State Library's Veterans Connect @ the Library program for hosting this wonderful screening. 

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Tuesday, 10/9/18, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
San Diego Public Library / Central Library
Neil Morgan Auditorium
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(Downtown East Village, Park Boulevard at 11th Avenue, near Petco Park)

619-236-5800
*The screening is open to the public and free of charge. 

To learn more about the screening:
https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/hold-visions-warriors

Download a press release about the screening.

To learn more about the San Diego Public Library / Central Library:

https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/central-library

To learn more about the San Diego Public Library’s Veterans Resource Centers:
https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/services/outreach/vrc

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” IS ON SOCIAL WORK TODAY

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“Visions of Warriors” is on Social Work Today. According to their site, “Social Work Today is established as an essential resource for social work professionals. Our in-depth content examines the difficult issues, challenges, and successes of social workers.” We deeply appreciate the support of the social work community in getting the word out about our film. Thank you to Kathleen Czermanski, Marianne Mallon, and Social Work Today for their generous assistance. 

To visit the webpage:
http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/ma_MJ18.shtml

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY / EXPOSITION PARK BRANCH LIBRARY

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Los Angeles Public Library / Exposition Park Branch on Thursday, 7/19/18 at 6:00 p.m. Based in Los Angeles, we’re very excited to screen our documentary at another branch of the expansive Los Angeles Public Library, which is an incredible resource for our community. On Saturday, 5/26/18 at 2:30 p.m., we’ll be screening our film at the Los Angeles Public Library / Van Nuys Branch. The library’s website states that it “provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.” In particular, it offers extensive services for veterans through four Veterans Resource Centers, located at the Central Library, Exposition Park Regional Branch, Mid Valley Regional Library, and the Van Nuys Branch Library. Thank you to Eugene Owens, Alberto Alvarez, Michelle Soong, Joyce Cooper, and the Los Angeles Public Library for organizing this great event!

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai: 
Thursday, 7/19/18, 6:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library / Exposition Park Branch Library
3900 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90062

323-290-3113
*The screening is open to the public and free of charge. 

To RSVP for the screening: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/234244470461425/

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library / Exposition Park Branch Library:
https://www.facebook.com/expoparkLAPL/

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library: 
https://www.lapl.org/

To learn more about the the Los Angeles Public Library’s Veterans Resources:
https://www.lapl.org/veterans

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY / VAN NUYS BRANCH

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Los Angeles Public Library / Van Nuys Branch on Saturday, 5/26/18 at 2:30 p.m. Because we’re based in Los Angeles, we’re very excited to work with the Los Angeles Public Library, which is an incredible resource for our community. According to their website, the library “provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.” In particular, it offers extensive services for veterans through four Veterans Resource Centers, located at the Central Library, Exposition Park Regional Branch, Mid Valley Regional Library, and the Van Nuys Branch Library. Thank you to Eric Kennedy, Michelle Soong, Joyce Cooper, and the Los Angeles Public Library for this wonderful opportunity!

Screening: 
Saturday, 5/26/18, 2:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library / Van Nuys Branch Library
6250 Sylmar Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

818-756-8453
*The screening is open to the public and free of charge. 

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library:
https://www.lapl.org/

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library's Veterans Resources: 
https://www.lapl.org/veterans

"VISIONS OF WARRIORS" TO SCREEN AT SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

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We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the San Jose State University’s (SJSU) beautiful Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Thursday, 4/19/18, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to their website, SJSU is “consistently ranked as one of the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.” The event is sponsored by Vet Connect. Because we shot the documentary in San Jose and the surrounding areas, we’re very excited to share it with the local community, in particular the veterans. Mark Pinto, who’s one of the veterans featured in the documentary and an alumnus of SJSU, will be attending the event. Thank you to San Jose State University, Vet Connect, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Dr. Elena Klaw, Dr. Karin Jeffrey, and Kevin Nguyen for organizing this wonderful event.   

Screening and Q&A with Mark Pinto:
Thursday, 4/19/18, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
San Jose State University
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
255, 2nd Floor
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95112

*The screening is open to the public and free of charge. 

To learn more about the screening:
https://events.sjpl.org/event/visons_of_warriors

Download a flyer by Vet Connect about the event.