April 14, 2020
$14 – $20
Do you love pizza?
Let’s face it…we all do. It’s the most loved food in American. And we want to tell you a story about three pizza places in the town of New Haven, Connecticut that you may or may not have heard of. They’re named: Sally’s Apizza, Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana, and Modern Apizza, and they are generally considered to be three of the finest pizza restaurants on the planet. Anyone who’s ever sampled a pie from one of these New Haven brick oven pizza palaces, knows that they’ve just tasted the finest pizza known to mankind. One bite and there is no going back.
Pre show event details: Pre-show meet and greet with Film Director, Gorman Bechard
Post show event details: Post show panel discussion with the director Gorman Bechard
Artist biography: Gorman Bechard has worked full-time as a filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist since 1983.
In 1991, his first novel, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, was published by Citadel Press, a division of the Carol Publishing Group. It was followed by the novels Balls (1995), Good Neighbors (1998), Ninth Square (2002), and Unwound (2007).
In 2004, he co-founded What Were We Thinking Films, Inc., a completely independent production company which specializes in feature-length documentaries and narratives. The company’s first feature was You Are Alone in 2005. Every film Bechard has worked on since has been under the What Were We Thinking Films’ banner. As President, he manages the company, which is currently on pace to produce two feature films per year.
Bechard is well-known for his crowdfunding skills, having run over 40 successful KickStarter/Indiegogo/Seed&Spark campaigns since 2009. His last ten features have been financed completely through crowdfunding. He has also moderated panels on the subject at film festivals such as Big Sky Documentary Festival and the CBGBs Festival.
He is also co-director/co-founder of the NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival which takes place every June at Yale. The annual festival runs for 11 days and has featured such documentary legends as DA Pennebaker and Alex Gibney.
In November 2015 he was awarded the ASPCA’s Media Excellence award for his work on A Dog Named Gucci.
Lab Theatre I
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Parking is limited around the theater. Please use ride shares or public transportation like the free DC Street Car.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center, H Street Northeast, Washington, DC, USA