We've confirmed our next screening for Tuesday March 8th and it's going to be a cracker. Legendary documentary producer Simon Chinn is presenting one of his most critically acclaimed films - it scored 98% on the Rotten Tomatoes film review site - called "Project Nim". It tells the story of a chimpanzee, Nim, taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human.
Simon's one of the UK's most prolific and successful documentary producers. He's won two Best Documentary Oscars, one for 'Man on Wire' and one for 'Searching for Sugarman'. Check out his IMDB profile for some of the other amazing 26 documentaries he's produced.
The only catch about Simon? He's from Tufnell Park ;-)
No, in all seriousness we're absolutely thrilled to have Simon come for our next event and we hope you can all come to pack out the hall.
Speaking of which, could any of you lovely people put up posters for our Simon Chinn screening in your street? Ideally you'd put a couple of posters up on trees about one week before the event and then take them down again afterwards. We'll supply the posters and string. We're just a bit short on manpower so any help would be great.
So, next DPFC event: Tuesday, March 8th. Cancel any and all other plans. It's going to be great.
See you there
Lizzie, Christo and Matt