2018 INNER CIRCLE EXPERIENCES SCHEDULE
TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 1-4 (COLUMBIA, MO)
The True/False Film Fest is an annual documentary festival whose goal is to demonstrate that documentaries can create change by offering tangible assistance to the real-life subjects of a new nonfiction film each year. In 2017, more than $34,000 was raised to help a family portrayed in the chosen film, “Quest.”
BABETTE'S FEAST MARCH 8 - 11 (NEW YORK CITY, NY)
Babette's Feast is the classic story of a French refugee who finds asylum with two elderly sisters in a Norwegian fishing village. Through an act of lavish generosity and sacrifice, Babette's spirit of abundance transforms the village. In the world premiere of a new stage adaption in association with Columbia University, Babette’s Feast opens Off-Broadway at The Connelly Theater in March 2018.
SWITCHFOOT'S BRO-AM BEACH FEST JUNE 30 (SAN DIEGO, CA)
This heartfelt San Diego event draws over 17,000 people annually for surf contests and a free beach concert. The SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation is dedicated to giving back to the band’s hometown by heightening the profile of and providing grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to homeless, at-risk and disadvantaged youth, with a special focus on programs related to music, art and surfing.
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 1 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
Presented by the world’s largest library, The Library of Congress, the National Book Festival is one of the premier literary events in the nation. Dozens of renowned authors, illustrators, and poets make presentations dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life and more. Signings, panel discussions, family activities and live music round out the event, which features more than 100 authors. (Can’t be there live? Organizers introduced Facebook Live streaming in 2017 of the main stage presentations.)
PILGRIMAGE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2018 (FRANKLIN, TN)
Produced by Justin Timberlake, this eclectic festival on a 230-acre century-old horse farm owned by the City of Franklin mixes artists, genres, and sounds in one-time-only stage performances. In the spirit of diversity and community of the New Orleans Jazz Fest, this family-friendly fest features some of the hottest names in adult alternate folk, rock, gospel and country -- and is walking distance to the quaint, historic downtown south of Nashville, Tennessee.
STAN LEE'S COMIC CON OCTOBER 26-28, 2018 (LOS ANGELES, CA)
Pop culture icon Stan Lee's LA. Comic Con is Los Angeles' first multi-media pop culture convention and assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to interact with their favorite creators and actors in the entertainment industry.
Nothing is Hidden: By Mark Rogers
"As Chris Matthews observed, the day of reckoning has come. For Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein. For Bill Cosby, Al Franken, Charlie Rose, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Halperin, Ben Affleck. For Silicon Valley tech millionaires and Wall Street high flying financiers. For Catholic clergy and Trinity Broadcast Network heirs. Some have suggested the recent Virginia gubernatorial results are Trump’s reckoning."