FilmBar's Such a Deal Monday Screens Three Documentaries by Local Filmmakers

 ​FilmBar's dishing out a movie deal -- three documentary shorts and a chance to ask questions and chat with the local creators for $3. 

The event, which starts at 8 p.m., is the latest installment of Such a Deal Monday -- the theater's weekly screening of a film (or three) for a few bucks. 

Read more about the three films and their creators after the jump ... 

Tonight kicks off with Kooz, a documentary by Jenna Duncan, on the man who helped create an MLB power team out of the New York Mets. The film looks at Jerry Koosman's life, the ups and downs on the field, and his departure from the baseball world after retiring.

The Keepers by Nick Blumberg, Gardenia Coleman, and Mallory Kidd, goes behind-the-scenes of the Phoenix Zoo. The film features zoo keepers and their daily activities with the animals they care for. Blumberg, Coleman, and Kidd are all students at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The event ends with a slightly bittersweet account of a soldier who wrote Elvis Costello a letter on the eve before she left for the First Gulf War. The letter inspired Costello to write a song and eventually inspired the making of "Letter of Thanks" by Doug Passon.

FilmBar is at 815 N. 2nd Street in Phoenix. For more information, check out the FilmBar website.

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