Away We Go
Focus Features is hosting an advance screening and reception for Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes' latest film, Away We Go. The film was written by Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers and stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.
A Q&A with Mendes, Vida, Rudloph and Eggers will follow the film and the evening will close with an after party for an increased ticket price (open bar! sliders! fun!).
All proceeds from the event will benefit 826 National, The Believer, The Teacher Salary Project, and Voice of Witness.
826 NATIONAL is a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing at seven locations across the country. 826 chapters are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Seattle, and Boston. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Each 826 chapter offers drop-in tutoring, field trips, workshops, and in-schools programs all free of charge for students, classes, and schools.
THE BELIEVER is a monthly magazine and nonprofit devoted to providing an amiable yet rigorous forum for books and book criticism. The magazine extends the ever-shortening shelf life of new books, revives interest in books long overlooked, and stresses the interconnectivity of books to pop culture, politics, art, and music. The magazine includes essays on these topics, as well as lengthy interviews with philosophers, politicians, poets, and ninjas. We offer our readers an eclectic range of articles and interview subjects to underscore our belief that books are an interactive and vital medium.
The mission of THE TEACHER SALARY PROJECT is simple: to honor teachers and to demonstrate that they are critical to the viability of our democracy. Using film and the internet, THE TEACHER SALARY PROJECT will build the political will necessary to transform what and how American teachers are paid.
VOICE OF WITNESS is a nonprofit book series that empowers those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice. Using oral history as a foundation, the series depicts human rights crises around the world through the stories of the men and women who experience them.
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