EVENT: Discounted Ticket Offer: Love to Love You, Donna Summer Preview Screening + Q&A
LOCATION: Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 10 @ 7:00PM
From the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville, join on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00PM for a one-night-only preview screening of new documentary Love to Love You, Donna Summer, followed by a live Q&A with Director Roger Ross Williams.
About the film:
Love to Love You, Donna Summer is directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Brooklyn Sudano, daughter of Donna Summer. This exceptional documentary is shaped by Summer’s own reflections, the memories of close family, friends, and colleagues, and filled with the sounds of Summer’s songs. Love to Love You, Donna Summer is an in-depth look at the iconic artist as she creates music that takes her from the avant-garde music scene in Germany to the glitter and bright lights of dance clubs in New York, and ultimately to worldwide acclaim, her voice and artistry becoming the defining soundtrack of an era.
A deeply personal portrait of Summer on and off the stage, the film features a wealth of photographs and never-before-seen home video footage—often shot by Summer herself—and provides a rich window into the surprising range of her artistry, from songwriting to painting, while exploring the highs and lows of a life lived on the global stage. Love to Love You, Donna Summer screens as part of JBFC series REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art, which is presented with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Special Guest:
Roger Ross Williams is an Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award-winning director, producer, writer, and the first African-American director to win an Academy Award ® with his short film MUSIC BY PRUDENCE. Williams’ award-winning work pushes the boundaries of culture and film. In 2021 Williams was named an Indiewire Influencer for “changing the face of documentary film.” “Beautiful,” “Uplifting,” “Extraordinary,” “Triumphant,” “Rich with insight,” “Searing,” “Remarkable,” and “Inspirational” are accolades Williams’ films have received from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Forbes, and Entertainment Weekly. Williams has received the Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association, The Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Award, The NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and an honorary doctorate from Lafayette College.
Tickets are now on sale for Love to Love You, Donna Summer, but in recognition of our community partnership, we’d like to offer you a special discount on tickets to this event!
Promo Code for Access to Discounted Tickets: LASTDANCE
To make it easy for your folks to get the discount, use the text below for instructions on how to redeem your promo code:
Use promo code LASTDANCE to get the discounted JBFC member price on up to two (2) tickets per order to the Love to Love You, Donna Summer preview screening and Q&A on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm. To redeem this offer, simply head to the event page on the JBFC website and click on the 7:00 pm showtime on the left hand of your screen. From there, enter promo code LASTDANCE in the promo code box at the top right of the screen, and click “submit” before selecting your ticket(s). Your member-priced ticket discount will be reflected on the checkout page, saving you $5 per ticket and up to $10 total off your order!
EVENT PAGE: https://burnsfilmcenter.org/booking/love-to-love-you-donna-summer/?utm_source=Outreach&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=remix&utm_content=love+to+love+you+donna+summer
We encourage you to share this discounted ticket offer with any colleagues, friends, or family members who might be interested, and hope you can join us at the theater next month!