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UPCOMING

 

SCREENING OF INDESTRUCTIBLE IN CHICAGO

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 A.M.

Lake Street Screening Room, 70 E. Lake Street, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL

RSVP is required:  janene@hollaforadolla.org

Cost: None (Suggested Donation of $10)

Sponsored by: ALSA Young Professionals Group (alsaypg)

Wheelchair accessibility is available, please indicate such in your RSVP.

Q&A with Barbara Byer to follow screening

 

How to Host a Screening

                                                               

 

PREVIOUS       

 

Hype, Hope and Reality:  Journeys with Motor Neurone Disease

Screening of Indestructible and Panel Discussion

4 - 6pm, Thursday, May 10th, 2012

University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA

                                                                

UKNSCN Stem Cell Roadshow

March 29, 2011

Kings Manor, York, UK

52 minute version of Indestructible will be screened

panel discussion to follow

                                                                

Community Screening

Culiacan, Mexico

November 18, 2010

                                                                

World Stem Cell Summit

Detroit Museum of Science

Detroit, MI

October 3, 2010 @ 9 a.m.

Panel discussion to follow

 

                                                                

Neuroscience and a Movie

Sponsored by WFU Brain Awareness Council

Big Shotz Tavern

Winston Salem, NC

August 9, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

Panel discussion to follow

                                                               

a/perture theater

Winston Salem, NC

March 16, 2010 @ 8pm

Q&A to follow, including ALS patient Tim Lafollette & Neurologist Dr. Mike Cartwright

                                                               

La Perla Del Mar Chapel

Shell Beach, CA

October 16, 2009

                                                               

Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3)

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sunday, June 7, 2009

2:00 p.m.

Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Roundtable discussion on the state of research following the film.

More information about A2A3 can be found at www.a2a3.org

                                                               

 

Fargo Film Festival 2009

Fargo, North Dakota

March 5, 2009

Showtime: 1:45 p.m.

Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway

Fargo, ND

Festival Schedule

fargofilmfestival.org

                                                               

 

Omaha, Nebraska

Sponsored by ALS in the Heartland and University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Nebraska Medical Center, School of Nursing

Cooper Auditorium

Located on the SE corner of 42nd and Dewey

Parking provided in the garage on the NE corner of 42nd and Dewey

Questions please contact Sabrina Schalley at 402-592-2374 or sabrina@alsintheheartland.org

 

                                                               

 

Corvallis, Oregon

November 28 - TBD, 2008

Click for Showtimes

$8 General Admission

Darkside Cinema

215 SW 4th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

541-752-4161

darksidecinema.com

                                                               

 

Portland, Oregon

December 27 & 28, 2008

January 3 & 4, 2009

Showtimes TBD

$6.50 General Admission

Hollywood Theatre

4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Portland, OR 97212

503-281-4215

hollywoodtheatre.org

                                                               

 

Evanston, Illinois

November 30, 2008

1:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Evanston Public Library

Community Room

1703 Orrington Ave.

Evanston, IL

Space is limited, RSVP to:

Nico Katz Pickerstein

203-610-0673 or nani36@optonline.net

 

                                                               

 

Special Screening Event

Scottsdale, Arizona

Sponsored by My Medical Memory

Saturday, November 8, 2008

3:00 p.m.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

4:00 p.m. Screening of Indestructible

6:00 p.m.  Filmmaker Q&A and discussion on patient advocacy

Hosted by: Andre Abbate, M.D. Barbara Abbate Jerry Ellen Owensby, M.D. Mary Mazza, D.O. J.T. Smith

Abbate Residence

11051 E. Fanfol Lane

Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Please RSVP to indestructible@mymedicalmemory.org or call 602-535-0000

                                                                       

 

Special Double Screening Event

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7:00 p.m.

The Ambler Theater

108 E. Butler Ave.

Ambler, PA 19002

215-345-7855

Filmmaker Q&A with Producer Rebeccah Rush

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph's University

Mandeville Hall Teletorium

Philadelphia, PA

RSVP 610-660-1274 or by email at fbernt@sju.edu

Parking available at 54th St below City Avenue

Filmmaker Q&A with Producer Rebeccah Rush

                                                                       

 

Special Screening Event

Mundelein, Illinois

Sponsored by Total Body Yoga

November 14, 2008

7:00 pm

210 Terrace Drive
Mundelein IL 60060

847-772-9642

totalbodyyoga.com

Filmmaker Q&A with Editor Tim Baron following screening

 

                                                                       

 

Special Screening Event

Greensboro, North Carolina

*second screening added!

October 19, 2008

3:00 p.m.  & 7:00 p.m.

Triad Stage Theater's UpStage Cabaret

232 S. Elm Street

Greensboro, NC 27401

Ticket $8

triadstage.org

Filmmaker Q&A with Producer Rebeccah Rush following both screenings

                                                                       

 

Special Screening Event

Evanston, Illinois

Sponsored by Reeltime Independent Film and Video Forum

and co-sponsored by David Abels, in memory of his brother Ben Abels

October 22 & 24, 2008

7:30 p.m.

Block Museum of Art

Northwestern University

40 Arts Circle Dr

Evanston, IL 60208

847-491-4000

reeltimeevanston.org

$10 Suggested Donation

Filmmaker Q&A following both screenings

 

                                                                       

 

Astoria International Film Festival 2008

Astoria, Oregon

WINNER!! Bridge Award:  Executive Director's Choice!

Friday, October 24, 2008

4:00 p.m.

Liberty Theater

1203 Commercial

Astoria, OR 97103

goaiff.com

 

                                                                       

 

Raindance Film Festival 2008

London, England

WINNER!! BEST DOCUMENTARY!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

6:00 p.m.

The Rex Cinema and Bar

21 Rupert Street, W1V 7FE

raindance.co.uk

                                                                       

 

New Orleans Film Festival 2008

New Orleans, Louisiana

Friday, October 10, 2008

9:00 p.m.

Prytania Theater

5339 Prytania Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

neworleansfilmfest.com

 

                                                                       

 

Docupolis8

Barcelona, Spain

NOMINATED FOR OFF DOCUPOLIS AWARD!

Friday, October 3, 2008

7:00 p.m.

Hall of the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona

docupolis.org

                                                                       

 

Tacoma Film Festival 2008

Tacoma, Washington

Friday, October 3, 2008

8:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

621 Tacoma Avenue

Tacoma, WA

tacomafilmfestival.com

                                                                       

 

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2008

Reykjavik, Iceland

Thursday, September 25, 2008

8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 29, 2008

10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

5:00 p.m.

riff.is

                                                                       

 

Kansas International Film Festival 2008

Overland Park, Kansas

September 22, 2008

5:20 p.m.

Glenwood Arts

95th & Metcalf

Overland Park, KS 66212

913-642-4404

Ticket $6.50

kansasfilm.com

                                                                       

 

World Stem Cell Summitt

Madison, Wisconsin

Sunday, September 21, 2008

5:30 p.m.

Pyle Center

702 Langdon Street

Madison, WI 53706

608-262-1122

worldstemcellsummit.com

                                                                       

 

Split Film Festival 2008

Split, Croatia

Saturday, September 20, 2008

7:00 p.m.

Dvorana 4

Split, Croatia

splitfilmfestival.hr

                                                                       

 

Chicago Theatrical Premiere

July 18, 21 & 22, 2008

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street

Chicago

312-846-2600

Showtimes:

Friday, July 18 @ 8:00 pm

Monday, July 21 @ 7:45 pm

Tuesday, July 22 @ 8:30 pm

Filmmaker Q&A's with Rebeccah Rush and Tim Baron following all showtimes.

                                                                       

 

ReelHeART International Film Festival 2008

Toronto, Ontario

RUNNER UP!! Best Feature Documentary!

June 16 - 21, 2008

Screening Time:

Thursday, June 19, 7:15 pm - Main A

Innis Town Hall

Innis College, University of Toronto

2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto

reelheart.com

                                                                       

 

Phoenix Film Society

Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday, June 25th

7:00 p.m.

Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre

7000 East Mayo Blvd.

Phoenix, AZ 85054

phxfilmsociety.com

Tickets can be purchased online here
Or by calling 602-955-6444.

Following the screening there will be a discussion about the film hosted by Colin Boyd of getthebigpicture.net

                                                                       

 

Special Screening to Benefit Indestructible

Sponsored by EQUILIBRIUM Energy + Education

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

6:30 p.m.
Dearborn Station
47 W. Polk (at Dearborn), Suite M-5
Chicago, IL 60605
Q&A with Ben will follow

Limited space, please R.S.V.P. to Bernadette (312) 786-1882 or equilibrium-e3.com

                                                                       

 

San Francisco Theatrical Premiere

May 30 - June 5, 2008

The Roxie Cinema

3117 16th Street @ Valencia

San Francisco

roxie.com

Showtimes:

Evening: 7:00 & 9:15 nightly

Matinee: 2:00 & 4:30 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Filmmaker Q&A's after the following showtimes:

Friday 5/30 @ 7:00

Saturday 5/31 @ 2:00 & 7:00

Sunday 6/1 @ 4:30

                                                                       

 

Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere

May 16 - 22, 2008

Laemmle Theater Grande 4

345 S. Figueroa St.

Downtown Los Angeles

laemmle.com

Showtimes:

Monday - Friday 5:45 & 8:15

Sat & Sun 12:45, 3:15, 5:45 & 8:15

Filmmaker Q&A's after the following showtimes:

Friday 5/16 @ 8:15

Saturday 5/17 @ 3:15 & 8:15

Sunday 5/18 @ 12:45 & 3:15

                                                                       

 

Madison Theatrical Premiere

May 2 - 8, 2008

Westgate Art Cinemas

340 Westgate Mall

Madison, WI

Showtimes:

2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30

marcustheaters.com

                                                                       

 

Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series

Monday, May 5, 2008

7:00 p.m.

Free!

Barbes

376 9th Street (at 6th Avenue)

Park Slope, Brooklyn

brooklynindependent.com

                                                                       

 

Special Screening to Benefit Indestructible

with the Kane Family, in memory of Rob Kane

Sunday, April 20, 2008

4:00 p.m. Doors open at 3:30

Portage Theater

4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL

$10 Suggested Donation

Q&A with Ben will follow

                                                                       

 

Oxford International Film Festival 2008

WINNER! Best Documentary and Best of the Festival!

Oxford, Ohio

April 10 - 13, 2008

Screening Times:

Friday, April 11, 1:00 pm - Oxford Arts Center

Saturday, April 12, 5:20 pm - Marcum Conference Center

Director Ben Byer to attend screening and Q&A.

oxfordfilms.com

                                                                       

 

Wisconsin Film Festival 2008
Madison, Wisconsin
April 3 - 6, 2008

Screening Time:

Saturday, April 5, 11:00 am - Monona Terrace Convention Center

Director Ben Byer to attend screening and Q&A.

wifilmfest.org

                                                                       

 

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2008

RUNNER UP!  Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary!


Thessaloniki, Greece
March 7 - 16, 2008

Screening Times:

Monday, March 10, 20:30, Pavlos Zannas

Saturday, March 15, 15:00, Olympion

Producer Rebeccah Rush to attend screening and Q&A.

filmfestival.gr

                                                                       

 

Byron Bay Film Festival 2008

WINNER! Jury Prize for Best Documentary!

Watch Ben's acceptance speech here.


New South Wales, Australia
February 29 - March 8, 2008
bbff.com.au

                                                                       

 

Lake County Film Festival 2008

WINNER! Jury Prize for Best Documentary!

Lake County, Illinois

Screening Times:

Saturday, March 1st - 2:10 p.m.

Sunday, March 2nd - 10:50 a.m.

Director Ben Byer to attend screening and Q&A.

lakecountyfilmfest.com

                                                                       

 

Indestructible Special Showing

Presented by ALS Film Fund and the Waisman Center

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Light hors d'oeuvres at 5:00 p.m.

Screening begins at 6:00 pm.

Panel discussion immediately following the screening, with filmmakers Ben Byer and Rebeccah Rush and Waisman Center scientist Clive Svendsen, PhD and clinician Julie Gamradt, MS, CCC-SLP.

Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium

1500 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53705

Free event, please R.S.V.P. to mitchell@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5908

                                                                       

 

Festivus Film Festival in Denver, Colorado
Sunday, January 13, 2008
3:30 p.m.
The Oriental Theater
4335 West 44th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80212
303-455-2124
www.festivusfilmfestival.com

                                                                       

 

MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2007

WINNER! Best Documentary!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

6:00 p.m. doors open

7:30 Screening of Indestructible

Landmark Century Centre Cinema

2828 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60657

midwestfilm.com

Tickets $10, available the day of event

Ticket price includes after party at Cousin's, 2835 N. Broadway.

                                                                       

 

NEWBURYPORT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2007

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

11:00 a.m.

Firehouse Center for the Arts

One Market Square

Newburyport, MA

newburyportfilmfestival.org for tickets

Q&A to follow with Producer Rebeccah Rush

                                                                       

 

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2007

The screening dates and times for Indestructible at The Montreal World Film Festival are as follows:

Friday, August 31 @ 3:40 p.m.
Saturday, September 1 @ 1:20 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 @ 9:50 p.m.

All Indestructible screenings will be at the Quartier Latin Cinema Complex, 350 Rue Emery.

                                                                       

 

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL 2007

WINNER! Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary!

Thursday, March 8 @ 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 10 @ 3:45 p.m.

Camera 12 Cinema, San Jose, CA