The Role of a Movie Theater in Community w/ Lex Sloan
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**Note: This conversation will be hosted digitally, not in the real live world.**
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For generations movie theaters have been bringing communities around the world together. You can go with friends, family, a date or yourself. No matter the occasion the movie theater is somewhere where you can relax and simply enjoy the company of people.
Join us for a virtual conversation with Executive Director of Roxie Theater Lex Sloan on how movie theaters bring communities together.
More about Lex Sloan:
Alexis ‘Lex’ Sloan is an American, Jewish, middle-class feminist filmmaker. She has been proudly making movies for over a decade. Lex loves the dirty side of celluloid and can often be found in the darkroom hand-processing, or behind the controls of the optical printer.
Sloan has a master of fine arts degree in cinema from San Francisco State University. As the Roxie's general manager, Sloan created its new year-round LGBT monthly programming series, OUTlook. While as executive director, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Roxie and leads a strategy for organizational growth.
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