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UnionDocs Honored By Alliance For The Arts

By Mike Everleth ⋅ January 4, 2011

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UnionDocs, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn non-profit group devoted to bringing innovative non-fiction projects to the masses, has been chosen as one of “Seven Groups to Watch” by New York’s Alliance for the Arts. All seven arts organizations will be feted at a Friends of the Arts party on Jan. 24 at Christie’s auction house in Rockefeller Plaza.

The Alliance for the Arts is an advocacy group helping to promote NYC as the art and culture capital of the world. To that end, they’re celebrating seven diverse arts organizations that help “invigorate New York’s cultural scene with new energy and direction.”

Founded and run by Christopher Allen, UnionDocs hosts regular screenings of both modern and classic non-fiction films as well as holding progressive workshops and seminars for media makers. Some upcoming events include a 16mm and 8mm filmmaking workshop hosted by Mono No Aware, a night of short films from the Film-makers’ Cooperative, a screening of a film from the SilverDocs Film Festival hosted by Sky Sitney and a night of classic documentary films hosted by Cineaste Magazine.

The UnionDocs website also hosts a wealth of material for fans of non-fiction filmmaking everywhere, including videos of events at the UnionDocs headquarters at 322 Union Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn featuring filmmakers such as Craig Baldwin, Joel Schlemowitz, Su Friedrich; plus an assortment of short documentaries. There’s also a regular blog featuring analytical writing on the non-fiction field.

In addition to UnionDocs, the Alliance for the Arts is also honoring Bushwick Starr, Citywide Youth OperaDances for a Variable Population, Talea Ensemble, Theatre Askew, Tong Xiao Lind Chinese Opera Ensemble at the Jan. 24 Friends of the Arts party. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

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