Free screening of “Christmas in Darfur” tonight!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI_2RK2ufO8[/youtube]

A few years ago my friend Jason Mojica and some of his friends had a wild idea and ended up traveling to Darfur to make a movie they hoped would help fix the situation there. It turned out not to be that simple, but they made the movie none the less. The finished it at the end of last year and rather than shopping it around to distributors opted to post it online so anyone who wanted to see it could. Shortly after that I traveled to Washington DC and interviewed Jason for BoingBoing and he told me much more about how it all played out. (You can watch that clip by simply clicking play on the big image at the top of this post).

This week Jim Milak, G. Ryan Faith, and Jason Mojica, the three guys who actually made the film, are here in LA and have teamed up with the Mandrake in Culver City to have a screening tonight. What better place than a bar for a showing of a movie like this right? If you want to come, it’s free and open to the (of legal age) public, I’ll be there and am really looking forwarded to watching this on something other than a laptop screen.

The screening starts at 7pm, the Mandrake is at 2692 S La Cienega Blvd (between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd) and if you feel like it you can RSVP at this facebook event page.