Reserve your *free* tickets for The Washington Post’s first-ever documentary film, ‘First and 17’
Tickets are free but they will probably ‘sell out.’ Reserve today: http://n.pr/1o6B2Yp
Thursday, October 16, 2014
1111 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
6:30PM Doors open
7:00PM Film Screening
8:30PM Q&A with with panelists including the filmmakers and sportswriters from Sports Illustrated and ESPN/The Atlantic
The Washington Post got an all-access pass into the life of the nation’s former top football recruit, Da’Shawn Hand, for the award-winning documentary video series, ‘First and 17.’ The weekly episodes, which featured Hand and the Woodbridge (Va.) Vikings, are now presented in a full-length film capturing the emotion and drama of a high school senior on the verge of one of the biggest decisions of his life. The film version contains new material and scenes not included in the original series.
The video series received several honors, including an Emmy Award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter and the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Multimedia Project of the Year. It was also recognized in the Documentary Project of the Year category by POYi.
For more information about the project, visit http://www.firstand17.com. To reserve tickets for the NPR screening: http://n.pr/1o6B2Yp. To learn about other screenings and keep up with the film: http://www.facebook.com/firstand17
What’s been said about the series…
“Binge-worthy…compelling television” — Sports Illustrated
“A real-life version of Friday Night Lights” — Associated Press Sports Editors
“Real stories and each one with a larger story arc being played out” — NPPA’s News Photographer Magazine
“Excellent video series” — Sports Talk Florida