Special Film screening & Live Podcast recording
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Special Film screening & Live Podcast recording

Drinks * Live music * Discussion * Film

Short film screening of GUARDIAN and panel discussion about the power of the arts and the LGBTQ community with the writer/director and producer of the film.

AS WELL AS OUR first EVER LIVE BraveMaker PODCAST RECORDING with special guest singer/songwriter & LGBTQ advocate: Matt Nightingale sharing his stories and original music.

Statement from the Director: Nicolas Jara
Guardian was made to honor my mother who died of breast cancer when I was five years old. After she passed, I was left with my father who tried to mold me into his own image, but her presence never left me. This film is an exploration of my memories of her and what I think she would have told me if she was still alive.
The story of Manuel (Carlos Flores, Jr.) is about making the choice between toxic masculinity and unconditional love and acceptance. Within the Latinx community, the patriarchal system influences the relationships within family. As a result, many women and queer Latinxs experience abuse and internalized oppression. Manuel is forced deeper in the closet by his father’s hypermasculinity, but his mother’s love reaches him through time and space. I wanted Manuel to be an example for others in the community who struggle to come out and get out of abusive relationships.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE.

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Bias FILM screening
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Bias FILM screening

bias is a film that challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser  highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change.

Ticket here on EVENTBRITE.

Join us Monday Night March 25th for another BraveMaker screening and discussion in downtown Redwood City, Century 20. Filmmaker Robin Hauser and special guests will be in attendance for an in-depth discussion after the film.

https://www.biasfilm.com/

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January 19th screening: I'LL PUSH YOU
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

January 19th screening: I'LL PUSH YOU

I'll Push You is a BRAVE STORY: A Camino Journey of 500 Miles between two best friends and one wheelchair.

It all started with three little words. I'll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between of two best friends - Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray - as they travel across El Camino de Santiago.

This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 34-day, 500-mile hike across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends. Even though the story begins with the challenges that come with Patrick's answering of the invitation to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, it also explores the struggles related to Justin's rare neurological disease.

Come meet DIRECTOR TERRY PARISH and discuss the making of the film and how the story has impacted not only audiences but his life.

The parallel paths of Patrick's experience in Spain and Justin's life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal to Patrick something unezpected. The story's beautiful cinematography is set to poignant music tracks that underscore, perfectly, the inspiring example of generosity and vulnerability on display. The film is an intimate portrait of an epic journey and explores the true meaning of friendship, generosity, and vulnerability. It's a one-of-a-kind documentary chronicling their pilgrimage, which will resonate with viewers craving stories of faith, hope, love, and the power of community.

Their trek in 2014 captured the imagination of the world and was featured in the Huffington Post, The Meredith Vieira Show, Der Spiegel, Fox and Friends, and many other outlets. Since their return from Spain, the subjects of the film are sharing their message of hope, faith, and community worldwide.


Tickets available on EVENTBRITE. Click here.

The film is NOT officially rated by the MPAA. It's most likely PG but may be considered PG-13 by some for some adult humor.

Watch the trailer here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k96Eee4npA

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December 17th screening 2018
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

December 17th screening 2018

Excited to announce we have a very special film and filmmaker coming to Redwood City on Monday night December 17th, 7pm. Because the film is not out yet, we cannot publicize the name of the film but we can tell you it is a beauiful drama that was written and directed here in the Bay Area. The story is part coming of age film part road trip--an immigration story in which the San Francisco Chronicle said "the acting, cinematography and music all lend the film a gritty and emotional authenticity.”

We only have 176 tickets available and we will be selling them on eventbrite---They are available NOW.

We are allowed to release the name of the film and all other info by email through our BRAVE MAKER BUZZ email list. You can sign up for this on--www.bravemaker.com. (You will be emailed the info within a day or less).

REGULAR SEATS=$10 (will be first come first served in the theater).

VIP SEATS=$15 and are the prime coveted seats in the middle of the theatre (and there will be 50 reserved).

We have 20 PAY WHAT YOU CAN TICKETS for whatever donation you can offer.

**Eventbrite fees apply**

The filmmaker, who is from San Francisco, will be in attendance. He recently one a big award at a big festival.

This film (a narrative not a documenatary) is still making rounds on the film festival circuit and tells the story of a single mother who's children are left behind when she is arrested and deported. It's a perfect story raising our awareness of the challenges in our country's immigration systems. (MPAA has not rated this film yet, but it probably is PG-13. It features a middle school girl and her elementary aged brother and is appropriate for 13 and up.

More info will be released as we have it.

Can't wait to share this film with you.

Please bring a friend with you. Buy a ticket for a neighbor. This film will open your eyes and create empathy for an overlooked community of people right in our own Bay Area.

--Tony Gapastione

Brave Maker is a 501c3 non-profit which exists to elevate brave voices through film. We care about diversity and inclusion. Brave Stories Change the World

This event is not only a great film screening but will serve as a fundraiser for Brave Maker and promotion for our 2019 film fest. Your support means so much. Thank you.

www.bravemaker.com


“Film in particular has the unique capability to put the audience inside the lives and experiences of others,” says the director. “I’m trying to present a realistic portrait for what it’s like for one family to go through separation because of immigration enforcement, so that the audience gets a chance to experience that for themselves, rather than just reading headlines or looking at statistics.”

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Spiral UP
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Spiral UP

A Saturday morning of creative inspiration, provocative dialogue and stories that will encourage you to start and finish our creative work in a supportive community of like-minded people.

Facilitators Tony Gapastione, Indelisa Montoro, Rebehak Amosah and Kristi Paszkeicz will share stories (in a Ted talk like panel discussion) from the trenches of filmmaking, writing, event planning,  designing and creating art of kinds. You will meet new friends, network, and walk away with tips and ideas to SPIRAL UP avoiding the common traps and pitfalls that cause us creatives to spiral out of control or down into discouragement.

Coffee and some breakfast eats…like a HUGE wall of donuts will abound!

 Register here through PAYPAL $25

Event starts sharp at 9am and ends sharp at Noon.

To sponsor the event click here to DONATE.

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September Creative Crew
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

September Creative Crew

Monthly meet-up for artists of all kinds to ignite and launch their work, find inspiration, and mingle with a creative crew. Please NOTE change of location. We will NOT meet at Cyclismo CAFE. We are meeting at the DRAGON Theatre downtown Redwood City.

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Trey's Safe Space Tour
Aug
14
2:00 PM14:00

Trey's Safe Space Tour

  • 55 Triton Park Lane Foster City, CA, 94404 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come on out to Trey's Safe Space Tour, as Trey shares his journey to self acceptance and performs songs from his debut solo album, Love Is Love. It is a free event, but a donation will be collected to help Trey along on his journey from Columbus, OH, and you can help give support for writing his first book, tour, and new music at https://www.patreon.com/treypearson

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