Pepco Tried to Sponsor Screen on the Green

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It was no avail, however. Turns out that the event was not really supported by a sponsorship effort in the traditional sense — Screen on the Green wasn’t set up as a collaborative effort between the local government with HBO footing the bill or providing the hardware. According to Pepco Social Media rep Andre Francis, Pepco looked into sponsoring the screening after WLDC’s KatieT put forth the suggestion. HBO purportedly backed out of the event due to financial strains.

This morning’s Art Beat on WAMU offered up The Rosslyn Film Festival and the Strathmore Music Center as just two alternatives for outdoor film watching.

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: or follow her on twitter.

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