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Oren Jacoby is an Oscar-nominated director, writer, and producer of documentary films, including Constantines Sword, Sister Roses Passion, The Shakespeare Sessions, Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries, The Beatles Revolution, and Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself. He was a co-producer of the PBS series The Irish in America: Long Journey Home. Jacoby was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for Sister Roses Passion, which also won Best Documentary Short Film at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. His filmmaking has been recognized by the American Film Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, The Independent Television Service, Britains Royal Television Society, and by AMPAS. His films have appeared on the BBC, HBO, Cinemax, PBS, National Geographic, VH-1, NHK (Japan), as well as the Nokia, Verizon, and Human Rights Watch websites. He has won CINE Golden Eagles, the Royal Television Society (UK) journalism award, the MacArthur Golden Owl award, as well as grants from the American Film Institute, ITVS, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jacoby has directed plays at Theater for the New City, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, West Bank Cafe, and regional theaters. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Brown University and the Directing Program of the Yale School of Drama.
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A blistering adaptation of Ralph Ellisons 1952 master work. Invisible Man follows an anonymous black man as he journeys from the Deep South to a basement in the borderlands of Harlem, from a betrayal at his ivy-covered Negro college to a nightmare job in a paint factory in New York City to the storys violent climax at a Harlem race riot. Ellisons hero moves through an America divided by race and class, and grapples with the paradoxes of identity that have rendered him invisible.
This savage, hypnotic, and impassioned adaptation of Ralph Ellisons 1952 masterpiece explores bigotry and its effects on the minds of both victims and perpetrators.
The Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, Washington 20005 05 Sep 2012
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