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Invitation to Capitol Hill Screening of 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem

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Invitation to Capitol Hill Screening of 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem

Posted on 02 October 2009 by Dan

Invitation to a special Capitol Hill screening of 759: BOY SCOUTS OF HARLEM….a documentary film.

Sponsored by Senators Jeff Sessions and Senator Ben Nelson and Congressman Ike Skelton and Congressman W. Todd Akin

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
5:30 PM sharp
Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center
Congressional Auditorium – CVC 200
Enter on First Street and E. Capitol Street and allow time to clear security

You are invited to attend the Washington, DC premiere of the film 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem to celebrate Scouting and its contribution to American values. The Sponsors, members of Troop 759 and local and national Scouting representatives will be present and a Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Please come to this exciting DC premiere of the film. The event is free but you’ll have to RSVP at dcscreening@gmail.com or call Justin Szlasa at 917.355.9895.

This is an open invitation so please forward it to friends, colleagues or Scouters who you think might be interested to attend.

ABOUT THE FILM
The film follows Boy Scout Troop 759, a Troop located in Harlem, NY, and eleven-year-old scout Keith Dozier who takes his first trip to a Scout summer camp. The film shows, in a fun way, how Scouting can transcend geography, age, race and economics to teach practical skills and build character among America’s youth. It is the first major documentary ever made about a Boy Scout Troop and celebrates Scouting’s contribution to America in one of America’s most iconic neighborhoods. The film is warm, tender, funny and upbeat. You can learn more about the film and watch the trailer at www.harlemscouts.com.

ABOUT THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth scouting organization in the United States and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010. Since 1910, more than 111,000,000 people have been members of the Boy Scouts of America, including over 215 currently serving Members of Congress and Senators. In 1916, Congress granted the Boy Scouts of America a Federal charter.

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World Premiere of 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem

Posted on 03 March 2009 by admin

In January we introduced readers to a new documentary film that was in production, titled 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem. In a followup interview with the co-directors, Joshua (from BoyandGirlScouts.com) tried to learn more about a possible release date, but it was left at Spring of 2009.

In February we thought we were announcing the first premiere of 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem, however we were mistaken, that was just the ‘Aircraft Premiere’ on March 28th. Now that it has been cleared up we received word from Justin Szlasa, one of the film’s co-directors, that the World Premiere will be held on March 14th.

Hello fans of 759!

We are very happy to announce the World Premiere of the 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem on March 14th at 10AM at the state-of-the-art 340 seat theater at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 135th and Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) in Harlem, USA. The Schomburg Center is part of the New York Public Library and you can get there with the 2/3 train to 135th.

Thanks to the generous support of the Schomburg Center’s Junior Scholars Program the screening will be free but seating is VERY limited and each attendee MUST sign up in advance. Please do not sign up unless you are absolutely sure you can make it–we don’t want to turn people away and end up with empty seats.

To sign up send an email to march14@harlemscouts.com

If you have questions call Hellura Lyle at 917 497 1212. Hellura is helping us coordinate the screening.

We are thrilled to have this opportunity to premiere the film in the community where it was made–within walking distance of the Church of the Master where Troop 759 meets. It should be a lot of fun.

Learn more about 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem at http://www.harlemscouts.com.

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‘AIRCRAFT CARRIER PREMIERE’ of 759 Boy Scouts of Harlem

Posted on 18 February 2009 by admin

In January we introduced readers to a new documentary film that was in production, titled 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem. In a followup interview with the co-directors, Joshua (from BoyandGirlScouts.com) tried to learn more about a possible release date, but it was left at Spring of 2009.

Well, wait no longer! A premiere viewing of the film is coming at the end of march. The Greater New York Council is hosting a premiere of the film on the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, which is docked on the west side of Manhattan.

Details
‘AIRCRAFT CARRIER PREMIERE’ of the documentary film: 759 Boy Scouts of Harlem
March 28th at 10AM
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (http://www.intrepidmuseum.org)
Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave
New York City
Hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Councils

To reserve a seat at the free screening: email Julio Garcia at BSA-GNYC at jugarcia@bsamail.org to request your name be added to the list; space is very limited and your name MUST be on the list.

To watch the film’s trailer, learn more about the film, or get updates on its production view the official website at http://www.harlemscouts.com

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