DC Screenings

Marilyn and Beverly Shellrude during their childhood in Africa

All God's Children will be screening twice in the DC area this weekend.

The first screening, on Saturday night, will be part of the SNAP National Conference. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the definitive support and advocacy group for clergy abuse victims of various denominations.


We are not only eager to share our film with the attendees of the conference but also to find out more about others' advocacy work and to finally meet some of the great people we've been communicating with over email and phone only.

One of the big perks of traveling with the film is that we usually get to spend time with participants from the film. In D.C. we'll be seeing Dianne, and after much too long, Marilyn and Beverly and their families.

The second screening, on Sunday, is a free public screening at a church on Capitol Hill. We are very grateful to sculpture artist Lynda Smith-Bugge for organizing this screening. Although she has nothing to do with the stories depicted in our film, she is also an alumni of an Alliance boarding school. The school she attended, Quito Alliance Academy, is another school that has brought forth reports and stories of child abuse but one that CMA still chooses not to have investigated.

The screening details:
Saturday - August 8, 2009 - 7:30pm
SNAP National Conference

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, 22202

(Washington, D.C.)
Phone: SNAP, 312-455-1499

Marilyn Shellrude Christman, Beverly Shellrude-Thompson,
Dianne Darr Couts, Luci Westphal, Scott Solary scheduled to attend.

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Sunday - August 9, 2009 - 4pm

St. Marks Episcopal Church - Capitol Hill
Third and A Streets, SE
Behind the Library of Congress

(mailing address: 118 Third Street, SE)

Washington, DC 20003


Marilyn Shellrude Christman, Beverly Shellrude-Thompson,
Dianne Darr Couts, Luci Westphal, Scott Solary scheduled to attend.

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And for next week: Tuesday August 11th is the New York City premiere. There are still some tickets available.