Tagged: Screening

BPA Media Instructor “Matters”

25 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Cabral working with a student in BPA's REEL Film Experience 2011

BPA Media Instructor Nuala Cabral is a jack of all trades. In addition to her teaching, she is also a filmmaker who actively supports the anti-street harassment movement and is the co-founder of a Philadelphia-based media literacy project, FAAN Mail.

Walking  Home, one of Cabrals’ more recent films, won the “Speaking Out Award” at the Media That Matters festival in New York City .  This festival is a premiere showcase for short films that inspire action on the most important topics relating to both local and global communities.  It’s only natural that Cabral’s poetic film about street harassment (from the unique perspective of women who are harassed) was selected for this honorable project.

“Walking Home” will be screened in NYC on Thursday, October 27 at the SVA Theatre.

Sending her a big congratulations for this honor!

Save The Date: Sunday, October 9

26 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Join us on Sunday, October 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a small reception and film screening to, again, celebrate the 2011 Delphi Summer Teen Media Program!  This informal reception is FREE to attend and all BPA students, families and community friends are welcome.

Save the Date(s): Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12

04 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join us as we celebrate student-produced work from the “REEL Film Experience”, Big Picture Alliance’s six-week  summer media arts programs at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT) and Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) plus student-work from the Delphi Teen Media Summer Program, a cooperative program between Big Picture Alliance, Nueva Esperanza Charter Academy, Taller Puertorriqueño and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We hope you can join us for one, two or all three of the screenings!

Click on the screening titles below to visit each event homepage.  All events are FREE and open to the public.


REEL Film Experience @ PCAT Screening
Thursday, August 11
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2111-31 Eastburn Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19138
REEL Film Experience @ AAI Screening
Friday, August 12
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Delphi Teen Media Summer Program Screening
Friday, August 12
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
26th Street & Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130



Save The Date: Thursday, June 23

09 June 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Join Big Picture Alliance for a Summer Film Jam you won’t forget!

Summer Film Jam 2011
Thursday, June 23
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Asian Arts Initiative (Gallery and Theater)
1219 Vine Street
Philadelpha, PA
Minimum $20 donation at door.  Donations can also be made online.
Refreshments will be served.
Student admission FREE upon valid student ID.
Seating is limited, please  RSVP to brittany@bigpicturealliance.org

Save The Date: Tuesday, June 14

09 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Student Holds Boom During Filming

Join Big Picture Alliance and Wyncote Elementary School as we screen student-produced anti-bullying videos as part of the Kidz Speak 2011 “No Place For Hate” initiative.
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hiway Theatre
212 York Road
Jenkintown, PA
Open and Free to public.

Save The Date – May 24 Student-Film Screening

17 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join us as we celebrate the culmination of the 2010/2011 Big Picture Alliance After-School program at Murrell Dobbins CTE High School!

On May 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. watch the premiere of student-films “Up She Comes” and “Teacher Torture”.  In addition, enjoy a Q&A session with the filmmakers as well as the announcement of the annual Pharoah-Harris Award recipient for excellence in creativity, knowledge and leadership.

Murrell Dobbins Students Observe Teaching-Artist Steve Smith

Check out the event on Facebook!

Save the Date-BPA Student Films and Documentary Screenings at Philadelphia Museum of Art!

19 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

January 7, 2011 5-9PM

Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Van Pelt Auditorium

A screening of student films and documentaries will bring in the new year with a bang so mark it on your calendar! In summer 2010, for the 10th season, a small group of Philadelphia teens learned film making and media arts at PMA. The films were created by students in collaboration with Big Picture Alliance, Esperanza Academy Charter High School, and Taller Puertorriqueño. This year the films use Michelangelo Pistoletto: Cittadellarte as their inspiration.

These films can be viewed on January 7th at Philadelphia Museum of Art! Come out and support these local teens!

Cost is free with Museum Admission.

Free Screening Wednesday November 10th!

09 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments


Wednesday November 10th at 5PM

Come join our partners at Puerto Rican Unity Progress in Camden as we celebrate the completion of our Summer-Fall media program! A cohort of women of all ages were engaged in breast cancer prevention education while developing compelling PSA’s around their learning. Come enjoy these great PSA’s from PRUP mediamakers led by BPA teacher Laura Deutch! Program made possible by PRUP and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Where: PRUP’s new headquarters
818 South Broadway
Camden, NJ 08103

Time: 5 – 7:30pm

Refreshments will be served — come enjoy great food and film!

RSVP to 856-541-1418

Scribe Film Screening Tonight, 9/24 at 7 PM

24 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Tonight! Friday, September 24 at 7:00 PM

The Jungle (1967, 22 min.)

Production Guided by Harold Haskins, Directed by Charlie “Brown” Davis, David “Bat” Williams, Jimmy “Country” Robinson.

A documentary about a group of African-American teens in 1967 Philadelphia. The teenagers filmed the documentary on their life in the 12th and Oxford Street gang.

Join Scribe, tonight, to see the screening of The Jungle, which is called an American “Treasure” by the Library of Congress selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry and a celebration of production facilitator Harold Haskins, filmmaker and long time member of the Dean’s Office at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Following The Jungle, enjoy youth-produced works by the Big Picture Alliance, the Village of Arts & HumanitiesYES Philly and Scribe.

For more information go to http://www.scribe.org/events/jungle

We hope you can make it!

Screening Tonight! 6 PM at Nueva Esperanza Academy

06 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

6-8 PM ~ Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School ~ 301 West Hunting Park Ave.

Tonight’s the night! Join us for the grand finale of the Delphi Summer Teen Media Program. Come meet and mingle with the filmmakers, watch their creative productions and engage them in a Q&A session after the screening.

Students DaRon Hunter and Will Espinola during the BPA's Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

This year marks the tenth year that the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza have collaborated in teaching young filmmakers from underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods. The following films will be shown at the screening tonight.

Personal Films by:

Lady Soto
Ricardo Lopez
Christlynn Dornevil
DaRon Hunter
Yine Jaquez
Joan Lopez
Tucker Finney
Reggie Coleman

Group Films:

Friend of a Friend
This Is What War Does