Signs of Humanity | A documentary about the meaning of home.
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SYNOPSIS

 

Signs of Humanity is a documentary film that explores the inter-related themes of home, homelessness, compassion and humanity. Artist and professor Willie Baronet has purchased more than 1,000 homeless signs over the past 22 years, and he uses this collection to create installations to raise awareness about homelessness. During the month of July, 2014, Willie and three filmmakers drove across the country, interviewing more than 100 people on the streets and purchasing over 275 signs. Signs of Humanity is a film about that trip.
FILMMAKERS
SIGNS-OF-HUMANITY-Willie-Baronet-CoDirector
WILLIE BARONET
Co-Director / Producer

 

Willie is an artist and professor in Dallas, TX. In 2011, he graduated with an MFA in Arts & Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He was recently named the Stan Richards Professor of Creative Advertising at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute. Willie has been buying and collecting homeless signs since 1993, as part of an art project called WE ARE ALL HOMELESS.

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TIM CHUMLEY
Co-Director / D.P.

 

Tim is a photographer and videographer who lives in Southwest Virginia. After earning a BFA from SMU in 1983, he worked in the advertising industry and taught at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Adcenter where he produced 25 short-length documentaries and edited hundreds of TV spots. Since 2006 he has been working in photography and video. His photos have appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine.

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JUDY BURCH GASS
Producer

 

After many years as an educator, Judy began a second career in the film industry. In 2006, she and her brother, Curtis Burch, formed Latitude Productions, a movie production company committed to making artistic feature films. Judy is Executive Producer of two films: “Words and Pictures” starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, and “5 Flights Up” starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.

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EAMON DOWNEY
Producer

 

Eamon is a co-founder of Other|Side Pictures, a New York City based production company. The Other|Side team recently finished their most recent documentary film, “New Heights,” which follows former homeless recovering drug addicts training to climb Mount Rainier as part of their year long rehabilitation. Eamon has a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a focus in producing.

FESTIVALS
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DALLAS, TEXAS
APRIL 14-24, 2016

 

SCREENINGS
APRIL 15, 7:30 PM
DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL
2520 FLORA ST
DALLAS, TX 75201

 

APRIL 21, 4 PM
ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE
1005 S LAMAR STREET
DALLAS, TX 75215
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NEW YORK CITY
AUGUST 8-14, 2016

 

SCREENING
AUGUST 9, 8:15 PM
4TH STREET THEATRE
83 EAST 4TH ST.
NEW YORK, NY 10003
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SAN FRANCISCO
OCTOBER 20-30, 2016

 

SCREENING
SCHEDULE WILL BE 
ANNOUNCED
OCTOBER 20.
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UTICA, NEW YORK
October 27-29, 2016

 

SCREENING
Schedule to be
announced.
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