In its continuing series, The South End Writes, FOSEL presents local scriptwriter and filmmaker Alice Stone for an evening of film on Tuesday at the South End library. Stone is a local filmmaker in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. She created the reality television series, "Ding Dong Feng Shui," for Scout Productions ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"); produced and directed a documentary about women bikers called "She Lives To Ride;" and is currently working on "Angelo Unwritten," a non-fiction film about a former foster care teen making his way toward adulthood. Alice Stone began her career as an editor, assisting on numerous feature films including "The Silence of the Lambs," and the locally-filmed "The Crucible." She also edited programs for PBS and the Discovery Channel.
The Tuesday night program will include, among other things, excerpts from "She Lives to Ride," which was broadcast on PBS , and distributed theatrically to arthouse cinemas across the US and abroad. The documentary was nominated for an International Documentary Association Distinguished Achievement Award. In addition, Tuesday night's program will feature a Public Service Announcement produced by Stone for a local charity, which stars a Rutland Square resident. For the last part of the evening, Stone will present scenes from her non-fiction film in current production called "Angelo Unwritten."
The next scheduled author in The South End Writes program is nationally-renowned poet Henri Cole. He will read at the South End Library from his work on Tuesday, March 15. Cole, a South End resident, has published numerous collections of poetry, most recently "Pierce the Skin" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Previous work, "Middle Earth," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Another collection, "Blackbird and Wolf" received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets. Cole teaches at Ohio State University and is the poetry editor for The New Republic.