Dinner & A Movie

dsc 1078 150x150 Dinner & A MovieDinner & A Movie (DAAM) is a quarterly movie screening event co-produced by The Color of Film Collaborative, Inc. and Haley House Bakery Café, that supports the vision and voice of independent filmmakers while engaging viewers to think, ask questions, and talk about the issues presented in the films. The Color of Film Collaborative is requesting $10,000 from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to support this project.

The use of film as a tool to change minds, attitudes, perspectives, and even spark social change, carries with it monumental responsibility. To share with audiences, films and programs that reach beyond entertainment value and provide a closer look at the issues directly impacting people is a challenge. But picture this – dinner and a movie. Not just dinner at home with an average everyday movie but a full course meal of quality and a movie that raises questions that can be asked by the viewers and answered by the actual filmmaker(s) of the films that were seen. This very special evening activity has been taking place in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston for two and a half years now. It is called Dinner and a Movie and its purpose is educate, facilitate dialogue, inspire, and revitalizing a community through film and good eats.

About the Haley House

Haley House Bakery Café is a program of The Haley House, a small and feisty 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1966, to serve those in need while challenging the attitudes and systems that perpetuate suffering. More specifically, the goal at the Haley House Bakery Café is to create economic sustainability for under-employed women and men and to nurture the Dudley Square community. For more information visit www.haleyhouse.org/cafe/cafe.htm

Past Films & Events

Dinner and a Movie has previously screened “H2 Workers”, “Life and Debt”, “Amazing Grace”, “Jonestown” , “Break Up Date”, “Santa Clause in Baghdad”, “Jump the Broom”, “Eating Raw”, “Jellysmoke” and “Why Am I Doing This” among others.


The Color of Film Collaborative and the Haley House Bakery Café co-produce another spectacular evening of Dinner & A Movie! Dinner & A Movie evenings are meant to support the work of independent filmmakers while engaging viewers in conversation around topics presented by each film. Join us for a great film and fascinating discussion!   [...]


NEXT DINNER & A MOVIE WHEN: APRIL 10, 2013 WHERE: HALEY HOUSE BAKERY CAFÉ, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA TIME: 6:00PM – DINNER 6:45PM – MOVIE The First Grader is based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, a Kenyan man who enrolled in elementary education at the age of 84 after the Kenyan government [...]

Dinner & A Movie: American Faust: from Condi to Neo Condi

The Color of Film Collaborative and the Haley House Bakery Cafe’s Dinner and a Movie (DAAM) will be held on October 22, 2010 with a screening of American Faust: from Condi to Neo Condi. Directed by British filmmaker Sebastian Doggart, this powerful documentary examines Condoleeza Rice’s controversial tenure as Secretary of State: from her upbringing [...]

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The Color of Film Collaborative is a non-profit organization that supports and fosters the individuals and organizations in the creation of diverse images of people of color in film, video, theater and other media, by providing artists with opportunities to exhibit, distribute and find funding for their work, as well as provide a supportive environment where they can share and develop their ideas, their vision and their work with their peers. About Us

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Dinner & A Movie (DAAM)

In collaboration with The Haley House Bakery Café, the Color of Film Collaborative presents our ongoing film series, featuring independent cinema and delicious food. Read more...

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