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Plays in Shorts Program: Through the Glass Darkly
Saturday, June 15
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eaton Cinema

1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Puzzle Palace

Directors

Jenny Schweitzer Bell, Brian Bell

Executive Producers

Bryn Mooser, Justin Lacob, Kenny Laubbacher

Producers

Brian Bell, Jenny Schweitzer Bell, Justin Lacob, Kenny Laubbacher, Bryn Mooser

Editor

Jenny Schweitzer Bell

Cinematographer

Jenny Schweitzer Bell

In a Boca suburb, a couple retire to a second marriage of freedom, play, and the world’s largest puzzle collection.

Co-director, The Puzzle Palace

Jenny Schweitzer Bell and her partner Brian Bell are a husband-and-wife filmmaking team based in New York City. From 2001 to 2006, they produced several director-driven, narrative independent feature films. Over the past fifteen years, while Jenny focused on directing commissioned and personal short documentaries, Brian produced studio-backed narrative feature films. Now reunited, they are committed to making films that challenge the status quo and explore the complexities of the human experience.

Jenny’s work has premiered with top-tier publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. Her films, The Magic of Chess and Girls in Chess were selected for the 2020 American Film Showcase, and The Magic of Chess received a “Best of the Year” nomination at the 2020 Vimeo Film Awards.

Despite Jenny and Brian’s best efforts, their two teenage daughters have no interest in making movies.

Co-director, The Puzzle Palace

Brian Bell and his partner Jenny Schweitzer Bell are a husband-and-wife filmmaking team based in New York City. Together, they produced several director-driven, narrative independent feature films from 2001 to 2006. Over the past fifteen years, while Jenny focused on directing commissioned and personal short documentaries, Brian produced studio-backed narrative feature films. Now reunited, they are committed to making films that challenge the status quo and explore the complexities of the human experience.

Despite Jenny and Brian’s best efforts, their two teenage daughters have no interest in making movies.