Our Big Idea

PRINCIPLES for ADVANCING THE FRONTIERS OF FILM & COMMUNITY

Films are about us. They capture our experiences and tell stories about the life we have lived together and the many stories of our times. These stories are a part of the cultural heritage of local communities and the universal heritage of all humanity. We take this opportunity in the midst of uncertain times to ground our work in what history teaches us about the unchanging aspirations of each generation of Americans and use them to shape the future. It is by adopting these principles we intend to fulfill the economic imperatives of this moment and the cultural imperatives of a responsible and enduring democracy.

We offer these principles not as a final statement of what is motivating us but as a starting point for us to consider, contest and ultimately reach common ground.

Together, let us therefore
– Honor the art of making films and the gifts of local filmmakers.
– Honor individual creativity & collective innovation needed to bring original ideas to the world.
– Honor the imperatives of economics and cultural well-being.
– Engage, connect and involve stakeholders in building the creative economy.
– Support the spirit of entrepreneurship and funding of early-stage projects.
– Encourage learning across disciplines and across generations.
– Harness the heritage of people and place to create a sense of belonging.
– Create cultural and economic value for those who live, work and entertain in the neighborhood.


2017 EVENTS

Saturday, March 18, April 15, and May 20, 2017 will be our monthly Brunch Meet Up at the Busboy and Poets Hyattsville.  

5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD, 20781. Drop by between 11 am – 1 pm and look for the table of loud filmmakers in the lounge area. An informal, pay-on-your-own-way gathering.

Sign up on Creative Edge Collaborative Meet Up and Facebook pages to get notices of this and our other events. Join our MEET UP or FACEBOOK to get notices about upcoming events and cancellation notices!


FREE SCREENING: Monday, March 27 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm 

Hyattsville Library Branch Independent Film Series: “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story” (2015) @ Hyattsville Library Branch, 6530 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782A discussion facilitated by Talaya Grimes of the Creative Edge will follow the screening.
Refreshments provided. Free Parking & Light Refreshments.

 

 

The Friends of the Hyattsville Library and the Creative Edge Collaborative join with the Hyattsville branch to screen the film “A Brave Heart – The Lizzie Velasquez Story” that follows the inspiring journey of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.


PAST EVENTS

FREE SCREENING: Monday, February 27 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm 

Hyattsville Library Branch Independent Film Series: “Southside with You” (2016)

6530 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782

The Friends of the Hyattsville Library and the Creative Edge Collaborative join with the Hyattsville branch to screen a film that chronicles the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed the future First Lady, Michelle Robinson, on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side.

A discussion facilitated by Talaya Grimes of the Creative Edge will follow the screening.
Refreshments provided.


CANCELLED, so Creative Edgers can participate in Women’s March. Saturday, January 21, 2017, will be our monthly Brunch Meet Up at the Busboy and Poets Hyattsville.  

5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD, 20781. Drop by between 11 am – 1 pm and look for the table of loud filmmakers in the lounge area. An informal, pay-on-your-own-way gathering.

Sign up on Creative Edge Collaborative Meet Up Page to get notices of this and our other events. Join our MEET UP Here!


FREE SCREENING: Monday, January 23 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm 

Hyattsville Library Branch Independent Film Series: “Dirt! The Movie” (2010)

6530 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782

Join Creative Edge Collaborative and The Friends of the Hyattsville Library and the Hyattsville staff to screen this entertaining and award-winning documentary. It reminds us that what really matters on this planet is what happens in the first 6-8 inches of soil, the layer that makes much of life on earth possible.

Eco City Farms of Bladensburg, MD will share what they are doing to teach communities about community agriculture and will join the conversation on ‘healthy soil’ on our planet!

The discussion will be facilitated by Talaya Grimes of the Creative Edge. Refreshments provided. Free parking.