Renaissance Dupont to Host Screening of “Awaken the Dragon”

Awaken the Dragon DC Preview

Washington, DC (August 21, 2013)Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel is hosting a public screening of award-winning documentary Awaken The Dragon, directed by Liz Oakley on Tuesday August 27, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm.

Awaken the Dragon is an inspiring film set against the backdrop of the exciting world of dragon boat racing. The ancient Chinese sport enables cancer survivors to face their challenges with the courage and ferocity of an immortal creature. The film (trailer is displayed above) introduces you to an unlikely crew of men and women whose unconventional path to wellness takes views on a remarkable journey of hope and healing.

Guests will be treated to a unique theater experience complete with custom menu from Chef Devon Capili including Steak ‘Em Chili Half Smokes with smoked cheddar cheese, onions and mustard and Capital City Wings tossed with soy-ginger mumbo sauce alongside an assortment of cocktails and regional micro-brews.

A percentage of food and beverage sold Tuesday night will be donated to GoPink!DC and Hope Connections for Cancer Support.

The event is supported, in part, by local partners Baltimore/Annapolis Dragon Boat, and DC Dragon Boat Club.

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