The Art of Being LC (U.S.)

Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free RSVP 2018-07-02 7 p.m. 2018-07-02 9 p.m. America/New_York The Art of Being LC (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)

Join us for a screening of The Art of Being LC, featuring a conversation/Q&A with the filmmaker, Carl King​, via Skype after the film.   

In 1999 Atlanta Legal Aid Society attorney, Sue Jamieson, argued before the US Supreme Court and won a ground breaking civil rights case. One of the two plaintiffs was L.C. Because L.C. wanted to be free, tens of thousands of other people who live with disabilities are now free from the “undue restraint” of institutional living. L.C. is Lois Curtis an artist freed from the cold, gray life of institutions to the warm colorful world of pastels and water colors. This documentary is about Lois Curtis, the liberator who was freed to create.


About the Director:

Carl King started learning photography in 1979 while studying architecture at Spring Garden College. He has directed and produced independent film projects in the Atlanta area since 2004. He has spent a lifetime studying the art of storytelling through still and motion photography. Carl has done work in the developmental disabilities commmunity for 10 years. He has produced and directed several short films highlighting the struggles and humanity of people with disabilities. “The Art of Being L.C. is his first feature-length film.


Special Guest Writer:

(UPDATE: Ava Cipri sadly will not be able to attend tonight’s screening.)

Ava C. Cipri is a poetry editor for The Deaf Poets Society: An Online Journal of Disability Literature & Art and teaches writing at Duquesne University. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee with an MFA from Syracuse University. Her poetry and prose appears or is forthcoming in Cimarron, Cider Press Review, Rust + Moth, and Stirring’s Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities anthology, among others. Ava’s first chapbook, Queen of Swords, was published by dancing girl press (2018). Her latest chapbook, Leaving The Burdened Ground(Stranded Oak Press), was a finalist for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series and the Grazing Grain Poetry/Hybrid Chapbook Contest. Ava is proud to be among the Mads taking Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops.


Guest Speaker:

Brenda Dare has worked in the field across disability services for more than two decades. She has been a service provider, advocate, and leader with various organizations and efforts through the years. Currently she works as the Independent Living Project Manager at TRPIL independent Living. She grew up in a difficult family situation and spent time in an institution as a child. It was this experience that spurred her to become involved in the field of disability rights. Through her work, she hopes to make the world a more integrated and safer place for those with all types of disabilities and differences.


The Art of Being LC Trailer 1 from Carl King on Vimeo.

Event Details

July 2, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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