Film & Discussion - "The Blue Line" by Samantha Knowles

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The Blue Line, a short documentary directed and produced by former Warwick resident Samantha Knowles, will make its Warwick premiere at the Albert Wisner Public Library on June 18 at 6:30 pm. The film first premiered as part of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Samantha will be on hand for a Q & A following the screening. The film, which is part of the New York Times Op-Docs series, chronicles the blue line controversy in Warwick, which began shortly after the blue line was first painted on Railroad Avenue in Warwick. Knowles' film uniquely captures the story from beginning to end and reflects on the effect of the controversy in Warwick.

Sam Knowles is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Recently she was an associate producer on Marathon: The Patriot's Day Bombing, an HBO documentary on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Meru (2015 Oscar Shortlist, 2015 Sundance Film Festival), and a line producer on To Keep the Light (2016 Woodstock Film Festival, 2016 Florida International Film Festival). She also produced and directed the award-winning short documentary Why Do You Have Black Dolls? which has been an official selection in numerous film festivals and featured in the NY Daily News, Jet Magazine, Huffington Post, TheGrio, and Samantha graduated from Dartmouth College and currently freelances as a producer in NYC.
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