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Room83 Spring Gallery

4/2/2017

Room83 Spring Gallery, Watertown, MA hosted a director talk and sample reel screening. The gallery was packed! Guests included my father Arthur Polonsky and many of his colleagues, former students, family and friends. Big thanks to gallery [...]
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Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

9/13/2016

I will be giving a “work-in-progress” sample reel screening and directors talk of Release From Reason at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival this Saturday, September 17th, 4:30pm. Click HERE for info.  It will be a great [...]
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Doc-A-Chusetts Pitch

3/5/2016

Release from Reason was one of four local documentaries invited to pitch at the Salem Film Festival Doc-a-Chusetts Pitch at the Peabody Essex Museum. Here I am taking a bow with fellow documentary filmmakers James Rutenbeck, Tim O’Donnel [...]
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MA Cultural Council Grant winner!

6/5/2015

“Release From Reason” wins a 2015 Mass Cultural Council Grant! I was grateful to be honored along with the other amazing grant recipients at the Boston Statehouse in May, 2015.

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Event raises $6k!

5/20/2015

Cultural/fundraising event at the Heritage on the Garden home of art collectors Herb & Mary Lou Gray raised $6k! Click here for video. Speakers included Erica Hirshler, Sr. Croll Curator American Painting, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, [...]
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Talk at Danforth/Arts

11/9/2014

Danforth Arts Museum, Framingham, MA, invited me to give a Directors talk and sample reel screening. Museum Director Katherine French moderated to a theater filled with Arthur’s colleagues [...]
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The Smithsonian Museum

10/26/2014

The Smithsonian just donated digital recordings of Arthur’s 1972 oral history interview from the Archives of American Art for use in the film! They also asked  to screen and promote the film when completed, and for all of Arthur̵ [...]
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Imagine News Magazine!

9/26/2014

Click here to read a feature article about Release From Reason in the 9/2014 issue of Imagine News ! The 3-page article covers the entire production so far, complete with photos. Imagine News is the Northeast’s largest film industry m [...]
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IndeMafia Film Fest

9/8/2014

We screened a 7-minute sample reel from Release from Reason at the Boston Indie Mafia Film Festival, at the Arts Armory Theater in Somerville, MA. to wild applause! Direct [...]
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The Boston Convention Center

6/13/2014

CLICK HERE for raw video of Arthur featured as the “Master Artist” in The Portrait Project: A Lifetime of Art  exhibition at the Boston Convention CenterCurator Susan Merritt introduces Arthur as “one of the most wel [...]
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House party raises $13k!

6/17/2013

We raised $13,000 at a private house party hosted by Carol and Jack Kline, Cambridge, MA on 6/6/2013 (also Arthur’s 88th birthday)! Guest speakers included Katherine French, Head of Read More

We’re in Art of the Pitch!

5/3/2013

Release from Reason was one of only five films selected nationwide for the Filmmakers Collaborative “Making Media Now, Art of the Pitch 2013,” an annual conference of filmmakers and industry leaders.It was held at the Mass Col [...]
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Arthur’s two major solo exhibitions!

3/10/2013

Currently on exhibit at the Childs Gallery, Boston, is a major Arthur Polonsky retrospective exhibit. The gallery was packed for the May 1st reception, which included a screening of scenes from Release from Reason. To see a gallery of artwo [...]
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Arthur in Paris, 1948

11/24/2012

We unearthed amazing footage of Arthur in Paris in 1949, while on his 2-year Boston Museum School traveling fellowship. He was there with classmates and friends including fame [...]
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Beautiful music

9/27/2012

We are in discussions with award-winning composer Roger Miller (keyboardist for world renowned Alloy Orchestra) about scoring the film! CLICK HERE to hear a beautiful sample he created for the us! Roger Ebert calls Alloy Orchestra, “ [...]
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We received a NCC grant!

1/15/2012

We are proud to have just received a Newton Cultural Council grant! This will be a great help with filming the remaining interviews and additional footage, Thank You to the Newton Cultural Council, (in my hometown)…You rock! But we [...]
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The Expressive Voice

11/19/2011

My crew and I filmed the opening reception of The Expressive Voice  at Danforth/Art Museum,  Framingham, MA. The magnificent exhibition featuring 75 works by three generations of Boston Expressionist artists, including my father, Read More