Out of The Blue Films, Inc.

Out of The Blue Films, Inc. Creating award-winning docs that inspire audiences toward compassion and justice === work that bridges divides. Here, we deepen the conversation on stories we care about!

Join us. Out of The Blue Films, Inc. creates exceptional documentaries on important social issues that ignite positive action and promote open dialogue. Substantive and compelling, our films have played on television and in theaters, film festivals, and universities worldwide; earning standing ovations from enthusiastic audiences everywhere.

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Join us in Los Angeles for the West Coast Premiere of 'DARAJA GIRLS: Powerful Beyond Measure' this Thursday June 2nd at ...
05/31/2016
Spring 2016 Festival

Join us in Los Angeles for the West Coast Premiere of 'DARAJA GIRLS: Powerful Beyond Measure' this Thursday June 2nd at 7pm. More info and tickets available here: http://www.womensindiefest.com/Spring_2016_Festival.html

DARAJA GIRLS: Powerful Beyond Measure has been selected for Opening Night honors at the Women's Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles..

Good morning, L.A. Come on out for Daraja Girls: Powerful Beyond Measure west coast premiere on Thursday, June 2nd!  Tha...
05/24/2016
Daraja Girls West Coast Premiere

Good morning, L.A. Come on out for Daraja Girls: Powerful Beyond Measure west coast premiere on Thursday, June 2nd! Thanks to our friends at the Women's Independent Film Festival and KCET. Plus Deborah Santana's exciting Daraja event June 5th with music by Salvador Santana --- and other special guests! http://outofthebluefilms.com/eblasts/PBM_WestCoast7.html

Women's Independent Film Festival Opening NightWest Coast Premiere & Reception Co-Sponsored by KCETLink Thursday, June 2nd 7pm Acme Theater Hollywood 135 N. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036Filmmaker & Founder Panel discussion after the three short films including Emmy-winning director/producer B...

Gearing up for special sneak previews and World Premiere screenings in New York and L.A. in May for our latest film in t...
04/07/2016

Gearing up for special sneak previews and World Premiere screenings in New York and L.A. in May for our latest film in the award-winning Daraja Girl series… details to come!

Somehow the word 'unfair' doesn't quite capture the scope and breadth of entrenched sexism women filmmakers battle daily...
01/09/2016
Reality Checks: Is the Documentary Industry is Unfair to Women?

Somehow the word 'unfair' doesn't quite capture the scope and breadth of entrenched sexism women filmmakers battle daily. 'Gravely discriminatory' has a more truthful ring to it.. bordering on or perhaps beyond criminal.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/reality-checks-is-the-documentary-industry-is-unfair-to-women-20160107?utm_medium=sailthru_newsletter&utm_source=iwDaily_newsletter

A recent Facebook post on the topic has led to an onslaught of perspectives from across the film community. But what happens now?

Gratitude News 2015 from Out of The Blue!  Thanks to all who support our nonprofit dedicated to exceptional storytelling...
12/01/2015
Gratitude News from Out of The Blue - November 2015

Gratitude News 2015 from Out of The Blue! Thanks to all who support our nonprofit dedicated to exceptional storytelling that celebrates humanity. http://outofthebluefilms.com/Gratitude_News/GratitudeNews2015e.html #GivingTuesday

Love and farewell to Out of The Blue advisory board member, colleague, and friend Albert Maysles. I first heard Al speak at the Full Frame Film Festival in North Carolina in 1999 ... known then as DoubleTake. Our missions resonated, we met back here in New York... and a rich mentorship and collabora…

An advance copy of our 2015 Gratitude News .. the people & moments we're most grateful for this year. Coming to you from...
12/01/2015

An advance copy of our 2015 Gratitude News ..
the people & moments we're most grateful for this year.
Coming to you from Out of The Blue this afternoon!

Some good ones on here, for sure.
11/04/2015
HBO Documentary Films

Some good ones on here, for sure.

Going Clear and San Francisco 2.0 rank among goop's 'Best Documentaries' picks for 2015.

Paging west coast filmmaker friends.. check it.
07/24/2015
Doc U: New Opportunities for Docs on PBS

Paging west coast filmmaker friends.. check it.

Doc U: New Opportunities for Docs on PBS Fri, 07/31/15 4:00pm-5:30pm, Reception to follow Free for IDA members and one guest on a first come, first served basis. IDA Offices - 3470 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 980, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Map) What does the current and future landscape look like for indie do…

Attention filmmakers, new & established. This Film Sprout workshop looks great!
06/09/2015

Attention filmmakers, new & established. This Film Sprout workshop looks great!

In NYC in July? Come join Film Sprout, Film Presence, Picture Motion, and filmmaker Diana Whitten at Union Docs for an intensive workshop on grassroots distribution, from crowdfunding to screening campaign and beyond. Early bird rates available now!

http://www.uniondocs.org/2015-7-11-your-audience-loves-you/

Due to popular demand.. our free extra downloads deal for the IN GOOD CONSCIENCE 10th Anniversary Edition has been EXTEN...
04/07/2015
In Good Conscience 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Personal Copy

Due to popular demand.. our free extra downloads deal for the IN GOOD CONSCIENCE 10th Anniversary Edition has been EXTENDED!! Go to this link to participate and thank you for your support of this doc.. then and now. http://ingoodconscience.vhx.tv

Ten years after its Lincoln Center debut, this award-winning feature documentary has been condensed for a new generation of audiences with a new personal message of hope from Sister Jeannine Gramick. Now just 44 minutes long -- perfect for classroom & community group viewing! IN GOOD CONSCIENCE tell…

A large & warm thank you from Out of The Blue!  Time for our  traditional gratitude roundup: http://outofthebluefilms.co...
11/30/2014
Gratitude News from Out of The Blue - November 2014

A large & warm thank you from Out of The Blue! Time for our traditional gratitude roundup: http://outofthebluefilms.com/GratitudeNews2011/GratitudeNews2014e.html

This year's gratitude list begins with our 10th anniversary version of IN GOOD CONSCIENCE. Our award-winning doc about the irrepressible Sister Jeannine Gramick has been condensed to 45 minutes with a new message from Sister reflecting huge changes in the church. For fans worldwide & a new generatio…

Amazing crowd, multi-standing ovations, WOW -- THANK YOU Marble Collegiate Church, Level Ground, Believe Out Loud for a ...
11/16/2014

Amazing crowd, multi-standing ovations, WOW -- THANK YOU Marble Collegiate Church, Level Ground, Believe Out Loud for a wonderful 10th Anniversary screening of IN GOOD CONSCIENCE.

We'll be at this 10th anniversary screening celebrating Sister Jeannine Gramick and In Good Conscience === hope to see y...
11/13/2014

We'll be at this 10th anniversary screening celebrating Sister Jeannine Gramick and In Good Conscience === hope to see you there!

Join us this Saturday at 2pm at Marble Collegiate Church for a special 10th anniversary screening of the award winning film In Good Conscience.

Meet LGBTQ advocate and Catholic nun, Sister Jeannine Gramick — one of the few women in history to take on the Vatican...and win! :-)

Get your FREE tickets here: http://ow.ly/E537l

Where will you be this Saturday afternoon at 2pm? With Sister Jeannine Gramick and filmmaker Barbara Rick at the 10th An...
11/10/2014
"In Good Conscience" screening w/ Sister Jeannine Gramick

Where will you be this Saturday afternoon at 2pm? With Sister Jeannine Gramick and filmmaker Barbara Rick at the 10th Anniversary screening of IN GOOD CONSCIENCE, yes? : ) Part of the Level Ground kickoff at Marble Collegiate Church. Join us! http://onlevelground.ticketleap.com/in-good-conscience/

Join us for the 10th anniversary screening of documentary In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith. Followed by a dialogue with Director Barbara Rick, Sister Jeannine, and Sister Carol Perry. Are there times when it is right in the eyes of God to disobey our spiritual leaders i…

Join Sister Jeannine Gramick and filmmaker Barbara Rick at this special screening of IN GOOD CONSCIENCE at Marble Colleg...
10/14/2014
"In Good Conscience" screening w/ Sister Jeannine Gramick

Join Sister Jeannine Gramick and filmmaker Barbara Rick at this special screening of IN GOOD CONSCIENCE at Marble Collegiate Church on Saturday, November 15th at 2pm. http://onlevelground.ticketleap.com/in-good-conscience/

Join us for the 10th anniversary screening of documentary In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith. Followed by a dialogue with Director Barbara Rick, Sister Jeannine, and Sister Carol Perry. Are there times when it is right in the eyes of God to disobey our spiritual leaders i…

Honored to be screening our work once again at the venerable Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.  Please join ...
09/11/2014
Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab - Films

Honored to be screening our work once again at the venerable Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY. Please join us on Monday, September 29th at 7:30pm -- Director/Producer Barbara Rick will be doing a Q&A after the screening with other special guests. http://www.burnsfilmcenter.org/films/special-events#78668

Martin Scorsese says, ?I was overwhelmed by the film: the masterful direction, the powerful story, the striking visual imagery, and the shocking performance by Zbigniew Cybulski, considered the Polish James Dean.? It takes place on the last day of World War II and the first day of postwar peace?and…

09/02/2014
Augustana Lunch Discussion

Reconnecting with wonderful friend & colleague Albert Maysles later this week.. remembering our adventures filming IN GOOD CONSCIENCE more than a decade ago. Scenes like this one: http://youtu.be/12MR974Q5AM

One of our favorite moments from the original award-winning documentary IN GOOD CONSCIENCE with Sister Jeannine Gramick. Look for the new 10th Anniversary ed...

08/18/2014

Did you see Nick Kristof's piece on Sister Jeannine Gramick in today's Times? The piece echoes our film IN GOOD CONSCIENCE on her battle with the Vatican on behalf of gay and lesbian Catholics. 10th Anniversary Edition of the film coming soon.. Here's the new trailer! http://youtu.be/cqeFMtsgqg4

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Products

Out of The Blue Films, Inc. has created a number of highly acclaimed films; produced, written and directed by Peabody & Emmy-winning filmmaker/journalist Barbara Rick:

* A BROADWAY LULLABY provides an intimate look at the heart of the artistic process of the celebrated Broadway singers, composers, world-class jazz musicians, and children’s book artists contributing to ‘Over The Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project’ --- a unique collection of original music and art to combat breast cancer. Premiering Fall 2012!

* GIRLS OF DARAJA Celebrating the unique and powerful Daraja Academy (http://www.daraja-academy.org): a free secondary school for exceptional girls in rural Kenya. Daraja and its supporters believe educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world. Executive Producer: Deborah Santana

• ROAD TO INGWAVUMA (ing-wah-VOOM-ah) documents some of America’s greatest artists -- including Alfre Woodard, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Carlos Santana, CCH Pounder, Jurnee Smollett and others -- in their journey of service through post-apartheid South Africa. Their mission: to support the country’s children in the fight against extreme poverty and the raging AIDS pandemic. Executive Producer & Narrator: Deborah Santana (http://southafricamovie.com/buy_dvd.html);

• IN GOOD CONSCIENCE: SISTER JEANNINE GRAMICK'S JOURNEY OF FAITH, a collaboration with legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, chronicles an American nun’s battle with the Vatican in support of le***an and gay Catholics. Executive Producer: Tom Fontana (http://www.ingoodconscience.com/site/order.php);

• PBS film SHE SAYS: WOMEN IN NEWS, which took home a News & Documentary Emmy in the “Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form” category, examines how women in the news business have changed journalism, the culture, and the world. Featuring Anna Quindlen, Judy Woodruff, Geneva Overholser, Carole Simpson and others (http://tinyurl.com/SheSaysPBS);

• SOUNDS SACRED explores the human connection to the spiritual through sound and honors unique cultural practices of voice, rhythm, and ritual. With best-selling author Deepak Chopra, Mother Dolores Hart, and The Glide Memorial Choir in San Francisco. Executive Producer: Pia Lindström

These films are available for purchase. Contact us to arrange a community screening.

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