A Dual-Premiere In Our Hometown

Lance is a co-founder of MHP and multi-disciplinary storyteller with a background in documentary filmmaking, education, journalism, and community organizing. He is the producer of the feature-length documentary  City of Trees (2015), co-producer of feature-length documentary Voices From Within(2015), an associate field producer of the Al Jazeera America documentary seriesHard Earned(2015, produced by Kartemquin Films). A respected arts leader in the DC documentary community, Lance received the 2014 DC Mayor’s Arts Award, has served two terms as Board Member of Docs in Progress, and was a DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Individual Arts Fellow in 2015. 


We are pleased to share the news that City of Trees will have its DC premiere at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital this March.

For our team, DCEFF will be the perfect venue to launch City of Trees in our hometown Washington, DC. In the spirit of honoring the people and communities profiled in the film, the Festival will host a ‘dual premiere’ with two screenings at flagship venues in both Northwest and Southeast DC to maximize accessibility and diversity. At both premiere events, we will be participating in a post-screening dialogue with the film participants and soon-to-be announced special guests.

Carnegie Institution for Science
Wednesday, March 16 @ 7pm
1530 P Street NW, Washington DC 20005
Register here.

Wednesday, March 23 @ 7pm
1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20020
Register here.

The DC premiere follows a launch that started with the Audience Choice Award at the American Conservation Film Festival and a midwest premiere at the St. Louis International Film Festival. We’re humbled that festivals are recognizing this authentic, personal and balanced story about jobs, environmental justice and the hard work of creating change in our cities.
We will make an announcement on social media and update this blog post once tickets are made available for purchase through the festival’s website.


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For press contacts: Lance Kramer (lance@meridianhillpictures.com)