What You Missed at the Premiere

We did it!

Saturday, November 1st was the premiere presentation of The Red Line D.C. Project’s SEE / LINE. Collaborators, contributors and interested community members came out to the Angelika Pop-Up film center at Union Market.

Two showings of the film were offered to attendees, as well as a small, celebratory reception with director/producer Saaret Yoseph.

We had a blast with all those that came out! Check out the photos from the event below!

To all those that missed the big night, be sure to catch the film at one — or more! — of the public screenings being held throughout November at various locations near or along the Red line.

Thanks, again to everyone who attended the premiere and to all those that have supported the project during the four amazing years that led us here!

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Legal Walls vs. Illegal Graffiti

Take a look at this deleted scene from our two-part documentary, SEE / LINE. In this bonus clip, urban planner Heather Deutsch, discusses the impact of the legal murals painted along the Red line metro. What effect do aesthetics have on a community?Does graffiti and spray paint have the same appeal when the art is sanctioned and controlled?

Watch this short video and tell us what you think. Leave your mark in the comments section below or share your thoughts with us on Twitter (#iseeRDC). We’d love to hear from you!

What Do the Murals Do? from citylovedc on Vimeo.

The Urge to Exist

We missed you Monday, but there’s still time to kick your week off right!

How ’bout a little a philosophy? As in, “I write. Therefore, I am.”

In this deleted scene, graffiti writer Exist shares what compels him to do graffiti and hit the Red line, again and again.

Listen close, and you might recall some of those sound bites from an earlier cut of “See Something, Say Something.” Though, the interview didn’t make the final cut, we couldn’t keep it buried in the editing room.

Check out what Exist had to say, then check back for updates on November screenings of our short, two-part documentary SEE / LINE.

Follow us on Twitter: @_RedLineDC_, and shout us out with the hashtag #iseeRDC.

Destinations & Arrivals

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An independent documentary is a lot like a Red line train. Time and again, you must expect delays.

After many challenges and much ado, we’re FINALLY approaching our stop! This fall, The Red Line D.C. Project will release the long-awaited, much-anticipated documentary “See / Line,”  a two-part series on metro graffiti.

We’ve taken in feedback and tightened our story, combining part one “See Something, Say Something,” with the never-before-seen “Crossing the Line.” And like any good two-for-one special, both parts work together to explore the Red line’s significance and the relationship between access and aesthetics in the District.

Check back for event details, teaser footage and post-production updates. We’ll be using the summer to workshop the project and spark community engagement.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Red Line D.C. or hosting a screening, we’re looking for a few good editors and organizations to contribute their time, space and/or skills. Contact citylovedc@gmail.com or @_RedLineDC_ for more information.