Dinner & 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.