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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Doc-It Thursday Takes Us to The Manor

For its second monthly event, the documentary film series Doc-It is bringing to the Bookshelf a uniquely Guelph documentary, this year's opening night film from the Hot Docs film festival, The Manor
The film's namesake, the Royal City's sole gentleman's club, has an unexpected and heartfelt family story at its core. It's been playing off and on at the Bookshelf for the last few months, and from what I've heard director Shawney Cohen has been known to stop by, but this Thursday he's guaranteed to be there. So how and when should you be there? 
To get the answers, check out the press release below:

After a successful inaugural event in July, they are so pleased to host local filmmaker Shawney Cohen and his breakout feature documentary film, “The Manor” on August 22nd, 2013 at the Bookshelf Cinema.

Not many films get the opening night slot at the Hot Docs International Documentary film festival in Toronto, along with an Honorable Mention Jury Citation at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Repbublic. But Guelphite Shawney Cohen is making waves with his personal family story based in Guelph. 

Guelphites may know the local strip club the Manor, but this story is an intimate portrait of a unique family business and it’s making news across the country. Please join us in celebrating local filmmaker Shawney Cohen, and the success of his film after 3 years in the making. Shawney will be speaking about personal documentary storytelling in our pre-screening party event.

Please join us for our last exclusive event this summer:

August 22nd, 2013
The Manor, with filmmaker Shawney Cohen
6pm pre-screening party and “In Discussion with the Filmmaker”, ebar
7pm film screening and Q&A, Bookshelf Cinema, Tickets $10

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