Deaf Women of Color premiere ASL Films’ “in the Can”

Date and Time:
6 September 2013
6:00 PM
Elstad Auditorium

Deaf Women of Color proudly present the MSSDAA's 2nd Annual Red Carpet premiere of the ASL Films' in the Can, a feature-length comedy directed by Mark Wood and featuring an all-deaf cast. The show opens on September 6 at Elstad Auditorium with an additional showing September 7.

group photo of the movie castFriday, September 6, Red Carpet Event
Elstad Auditorium
6 p.m.: The Red Carpet Party, Dress to Impress!
7 p.m.: Showtime (CC)
9 p.m.: Soiree
Admission: $45 (public) and $25 (student with IDs)

Saturday, September 7
7 p.m.: Showtime (CC)
Admission: $12

Purchase tickets: To buy tickets, purchase online at We accept all major credit cards for advance or at the door purchases. Payments with a personal check must be made two weeks before the event. We do not accept checks at the event.

About the film:
in the Can is the story of Nicky, an aspiring young director, who has the dream of every filmmaker that one day he'd make it big in Hollywood. His dream suddenly comes true in the form of a mysterious stranger, Lou Lumire, who is a self-proclaimed Hollywood producer. Lumire makes Nicky the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime offer, the chance to direct his very first feature film production! After the ink dries on the contract, Nicky realizes there's one catch. In order for him to finally live out his dream, he has to arrange everything by himself from hiring the actors and crew, to renting the filmmaking equipment, and writing a screenplay within a matter of several days-a daunting prospect even for a seasoned filmmaker.

In the Can stars Bobby Siebert, Nyle DiMarco, Janel Schmidt, Gabriel Paulone, Dawn Jani Birley, Jon Savage and Danny Froehle.

In The Can Trailer-CC 5mov from Mark Wood on Vimeo.

About the event hosts:

  • Deaf Women of Color - DWC is non-profit organization that addresses cultural experiences as well as personal empowerment amongst Deaf women of color such as African American / Black, Asian / Pacific Islander, Indian, Native American, Latina / Hispanic and Bi-Multi-racial women. DWC also provides advocacy services such as workshops, training, scholarship, leadership, professional development, and networking. For more information about DWC, please visit their website:
  • MSSDAA's Red Carpet: This will be the Model Secondary School for the Deaf Alumni Association's (MSSDAA) second Red Carpet Premiere for ASL Films. MSSDAA hosts Red Carpet events to expand its outreach programs, further MSSD Alumni Relation initiatives, and provide additional networking events to build bridges between the Deaf community and the MSSDAA/ Gallaudet University community as a whole.



For sponsorship inquiry: Event Planner, Ken Elks at, or Co-Event Planner, Mary Collier-Hickey at

Deaf Women of Color contact: Leticia Arellano, 800 Florida Ave, N.E., Box 2046, Washington, DC 20002, 757-802-3266 (Videophone),

Posted by:
Susan Flanigan

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