SALUTE TO DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMMAKER BEN PROUDFOOT

Reading Town Square

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Reading Town Square Cinema

Auditorium 14

Cinema Chat & Introduction: 15 min. prior to screening

On Screen: 4:30pm

Discussion Follows Screening

A SALUTE TO AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMMAKER BEN PROUDFOOT

An Academy Award® nominated short-documentary director and entrepreneur, Ben Proudfoot is the creative force behind Breakwater Studios. The studio's work has been recognized by the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca, Hot Docs, The Emmys, The Webbys, James Beard Foundation, and Telluride among others. Proudfoot was named one of Forbes Magazine's ""30 Under 30"" for his leadership and innovation in the brand-funded documentary space. He hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Proudfoot is an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician and has performed at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

Ben will be joining us to present a selection of his documentary shorts. They include:

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL / 22 Minutes

She is one of the greatest living women's basketball players. 3 national trophies. Scored the first basket in women's Olympic basketball at the '76 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But...

A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION / 13 Minutes / Oscar® nominee, Best Documentary Short

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

THE LOST ASTRONAUT / 13 Minutes

His footprints aren't on the moon. But his fingerprints are on statues across the United States.

THE OTHER FAB FOUR / 16 Minutes

John Lennon told them they couldn't play guitar. They proved him wrong.

THE KING OF FISH AND CHIPS / 9 Minutes

Southern California | 9m In the late 1960s, Haddon Salt built a fast-food empire. Then Kentucky Fried Chicken came knocking.

PLEASE NOTE: Order and title selection subject to change.

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