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Washington, DC

The Intentional is a print literary and culture magazine that supports emerging writers and prizes approachability.

Book reviews, essays, and more

Book reviews, essays, and more, all by emerging or unpublished writers.

Film Screenings

Alana Ramo

“My Brooklyn” 
Dec 11, 2013


The Intentional partnered with local community groups ONE DC, Empower DC, CNHED's Housing For All Campaign, and Teaching, Urban Research and Engagement (TURE) to screen My Brooklyn at The Coupe in Columbia Heights, DC. My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. 

The screening was followed by a discussion around the issues of gentrification, displacement, community, and vitality. If you missed it, you can purchase a copy of the film here.


“Press Pause Play” 
Nov 27, 2012


We teamed up with the Pink Line Project to host a screening of Press Pause Play at DC venue Tropicalia. The film is a highly acclaimed documentary about how the democratization of the arts in the digital age has created both positive and negative effects for producers (and consumers) of the arts, and what this means for art and music moving forward. If you missed the event, don’t miss out on downloading the film for free from their web site.