• A GLIMPSE INTO THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF EMOJI

    The rapid rise 📈 of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global 🌍 phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji's place as an emerging digital language 🗣, but prompted difficult questions 🤔 about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties 😣 to identity and inclusion. In PICTURE CHARACTER, Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan 🇯🇵 to mobile keyboards 📱 the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light 💡 on the private consortium 👥 that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.

  • SCREENINGS

    Upcoming Screenings

     

    Sunday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    The Kubrick at Central Grade School 301 Seventh St, Traverse City, MI 49684

     

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Central High School Auditorium 1150 Milliken Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686

     

    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    City Opera House Q97G+GM Traverse City, Peninsula Township, MI

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    Woods Hole Film Festival

    Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Old Woods Hole Fire Station 72 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543

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    Taormina Film Festival

    Taormina, Province of Messina, Italy

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    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sala A

    98039 Taormina, Province of Messina, Italy

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    Saturday June 22, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    AFI Silver Theater 3, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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    Sunday June 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Landmark E Street 6, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Dendy Newtown Cinema Hall, 261-263 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

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    Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1, Shop 9, 2 East, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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    Past Screenings

     

    HotDocs

    Toronto, Canada

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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario

     

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario

     

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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    Tribeca Film Festival

    New York, New York

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    Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM at SVA1-Silas – WORLD PREMIERE

    SVA, Silas, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY | between 8th & 9th Avenues

     

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:45 PM at VEC-03 - 2nd Screening

    Location: Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave., New York, NY | between 11th & 12th Streets

     

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at REGAL-05 - 3rd Screening

    Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11

    102 North End Avenue, New York, NY | between Vesey and Murray

     

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at VEC-02 - 4th Screening

    Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave. New York, NY | between 11th & 12th Streets

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  • CREW

    Directors: Martha Shane, Ian Cheney

    Producers: Jennifer 8. Lee, Ian Cheney, Martha Shane

    Associate Producer: Margaux Sax

    Cinematographers: Emily Topper, Ian Cheney, Lucy Martens

    Composers: Simon Beins, Ben Fries

    Editor: Frederick Shanahan

     

    Executive Producers: Fred Benenson, Peter Hess Friedland

    Co-Producers: Christian Deonier, Eric T. Lee, Morwin Schmookler, Joshua Elkes, Eric Dash

    Associate Producers: Greg Brockman, Adam J. Goldstein, David J. McCarthy, Albert Ni, Debo Olaosebikan, David Phantana, Matthew Prince Steven Willis, Tim Wu, Josh Yguado

    Martha Shane

    Director and Producer

    Martha Shane is an Emmy Award-winning director and producer of documentaries. Her directorial debut After Tiller premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. Theatrically released by Oscilloscope Laboratories, After Tiller was broadcast on PBS in 2014 and won an Emmy for Best Documentary. Most recently, she produced the award-winning From This Day Forward, which was released theatrically and broadcast on PBS in 2016.

    Ian Cheney

    Director and Producer

    Ian is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Yale University, and his films include King Corn (2007),The Greening of Southie (2008), Truck Farm (2010), The City Dark (2011), The Search for General Tso (2014), Bluespace (2015) and The Most Unknown (2018). He helms the independent production company Wicked Delicate and is a lecturer at Yale College.

    Jennifer 8. Lee

    Producer

    Jennifer 8. Lee is co-founder and CEO of Plympton, a San Francisco-based literary studio that innovates in digital publishing. A former New York Times reporter, Jenny is a producer of “The Search for General Tso” (2014) and the author of the New York Times-bestselling book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles (Twelve, 2008). Jenny is vice-chair of the Unicode a Emoji Subcommittee and was one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in business in 2017 as well as a Esquire Women We Love in 2003. Jenny graduated with a degree in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard.

    Frederick Shanahan

    Editor

    Frederick is a film editor based in New York City. He has worked on several award-winning documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, which aired on PBS POV in 2012, The Search for General Tso, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, The Birth of Sake, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in the feature documentary competition, and From This Day Forward, which premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Film Festival and will air on PBS POV in the summer of 2016. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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