DMC to Join Impact Film Fund in Washington to Celebrate Inauguration of Barack Obama
Impact's Late Night Party to Salute These and Other "Artists Making an Impact"
Get out the Vote Campaigns The Great Schlep and Funny or Die Highlighted
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Impact Film Fund will honor performers from the worlds of film, music and comedy this Inaugural weekend at its first "Artists Making an Impact" event celebrating the historic election of Barack Obama and recognizing artists whose words, films and actions played a role in the cultural dialogue.
"We are thrilled to have these performers join us at this historic event," said IFF co-founder Kimball Stroud. "Ludacris, Nelly, Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels, and Sarah Silverman are artists who not only make an impact with their music and comedy but also with their commitment to change in this country."
Proceeds from this event will go towards the Impact Film Fund's year-round programming, including an upcoming screening series in Washington, DC, New York and Los Angeles, following on the successful Impact Film Festival at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, which featured Oscar shortlisted documentaries IOUSA and TROUBLE THE WATER, plus THE BLACK LIST, FLOW, ACCIDENTAL ADVOCATE and other important films.
|The IMPACT Film Fund's "Artists Making an Impact" Party |
Sunday, January 18
33 Patterson Street, NE
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels has contributed immeasurably to philanthropic efforts in the arenas of adoption and foster care after discovering he was adopted. He co-founded the Felix Organization, a foundation designed to improve the quality of life for children "who didn't get taken home." Among other ventures, the foundation launched Camp Felix in 2006. The institution provides 170 foster children annually with the opportunity to experience summer camp. He also advocated for legislation to allow adult adoptees full access to their original birth records. He has been presented with the Congressional Angels in Adoption Award, as well as Hard Rock Cafe's "Love All, Serve All" Award. McDaniels as part of Run-DMC will be inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in April.