Screening and Discussion: Food, Inc. - June 2009

In June 2009, IAFF screened FOOD INC., featuring discussion with filmmaker Robert Kenner, Michael Pollan (The Omnivoreís Dilemma), and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation). In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Screening and Discussion: In the Loop - July 2009

In July 2009, IAFF screened In the Loop, featuring discussion with filmmaker Armando Iannucci and the cast of the film. IN THE LOOP is a smart new comedy and Sundance Film Festival hit from the acclaimed team behind the award-winning BBC TV comedy series Thick of It. With razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders.

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Screening: Good Hair - September 2009

IAFF recently hosted the Washington DC premiere of Good Hair, a hilarious documentary produced by and starring Chris Rock. Good Hair visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community. Chris Rock and cast mate Nia Long were in attendance.

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IAFF hosted Zac Efron, Claire Danes and Director, Richard Linklater for the Washington, DC Premiere of their new arts-education film, ME AND ORSON WELLES. Partners included The Washington Post and Americans for the Arts.


IMPACT Film Festival in Washington DC

IMPACT hosted its second annual IMPACT Film Festival in Washington DC October 27th - 29th. The 2009 IMPACT Film Festival showcased six documentary and narrative films. Panel discussions were hosted after each screening with an engaging mix of filmmakers, journalists, lawmakers, and other civic leaders to discuss the issues featured in the films.


MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE provides the essential introduction Americans need to become knowledgeable participants in healthcare reform, now and in the years ahead. A behind-the-scenes look at how our 2.6 trillion dollar a year healthcare system went so terribly wrong.

A panel discussion with policy makers, Producer Alex Gibney and Maggie Mahar, author of the acclaimed book MONEY DRIVEN MEDICINE: THE REAL REASON HEALTHCARE COSTS SO MUCH followed the screening.


Appalled by modern day sex slavery, filmmaker Libby Spears began a covert investigation to document the worldwide child sex trafficking problem, and to see how and if it led back to the United States. What she discovered is astonishing.

A panel discussion with policy makers and director Libby Spears will followed the screening.


CLIMATE REFUGEES explores the plight of the 25 million people around the world displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Interviews with refugees, scholars and politicians put a human face on the collision of overpopulation, lack of resources and our changing climate that is creating what is quickly becoming mankindís greatest challenge.

A panel discussion with policy makers, director/producer Michael Nash and producer Justin Hogan followed the screening.


Filmed over ten years, SAINT MISBEHAVINí journeys from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one of a kind servant to humanity. The film features Wavy Gravy, Jahanara Romney, Jordan Romney, Dr. Larry Brilliant, The Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Rambliní Jack Elliot, Odetta, Patch Adams, Lisa Law, Buffy Sainte Marie, Denise Kaufman, Tom Law, Steven Ben Israel and the Hog Farm.

A panel discussion with policy makers, Wavy Gravy and director Michelle Esrick followed the screening.


Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Armyís Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front.

A panel discussion with policy makers, actors Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster and director Oren Moverman followed the screening.


THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA catapults us back to 1971 where we find America in the grip of a familiar scenario: a dirty war based on lies. The film follows Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, one of the nationís leading war planners, who has the documents to prove it.

A panel discussion with policy makers and directors Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith followed the screening.




About IMPACT Arts + Film Fund

The IMPACT ARTS + FILM FUND (IAFF) was created as a platform for artists and filmmakers to engage in the political and policy arena. IAFF is based in Washington, D.C., and was co-founded by Jody Arlington, Jamie Shor and Kimball Stroud, three veterans of the political and entertainment arenas. IAFF hosts screenings, panel discussions, promotional events, and book launches to educate and enlighten its audiences and creates a climate for meaningful social impact. IAFF launched at the 2008 Democratic & Republican National Conventions with the IMPACT Film Festival: "Where Film Crosses the Aisle".

IAFF's fiscal sponsor is New Venture Fund, a 501(c) 3 public charity. New Venture Fund was established in response to demand from leading philanthropists for efficient, cost-effective and time-saving intermediary services. NVF offers unobtrusive support and facilitation - focusing on enhancing our clients' ability to execute their visions.

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Share Our Strength

IMPACT Arts + Film Fund partnered with Share Our Strength at the 2012 Republican and Democratic national concentions for screenings of HUNGER HITS HOME narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.  Bridges made appearances at both conventions in support of Share Our Strength, HUNGER HITS HOME, and the IMPACT Arts + Film Fund.

"At RNC film fest, Jeff Bridges supports hunger campaign" - Tampa Bay Times 

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