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See Sixteen Forty-Nine

My wife Ann is one of the leaders of Project 16:49, an effort to set up a shelter for homeless teens here in Rock County, Wisconsin. One of their biggest tools for drawing the public’s attention to this problem has been a documentary about three such teens, filmed right here in Beloit by Ruben Burgos. Ann and the other members of Project 16:49 have been showing the film privately to various people and groups in the area, but soon you’ll be able to see it too.

The public premiere of SIXTEEN FORTY-NINE is slated for the Beloit International Film Festival, coming up the weekend of February 18–20. It will show twice during the festival:

  • February 18 at 7:30 PM, at the Eclipse Center in Beloit
  • February 20 at 2:00 PM, at the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville

Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Please come out, witness this inspirational film, and show your support. I hope to see you there!

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  1. Matt, it was so busy yesterday both at this viewing, and later at Snowmen (between your brood of kids and mine), that I didn’t have the opportunity to say anything to her. Tell Anne “ENCORE!” for me. A beautifully done piece, and I’ll be showing the DVD to my staff.

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