CINEMA ALIVE: three evenings of film showings by local filmmakers.
Curated by Katie Cokinos. Audiences will have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers and participate in a Q&A after the screenings. FREE ADMISSION. PLACE: Frank D. Greco Multi-Purpose Building, Corner of Market Street and Robinson Street.
The life, triumphs and struggles, of legendary Jazz Pianist Lee Shaw. Her magnificent music and her impact on her fans and the world.
Q&A with filmmaker after screening.
“The path of life wanders through many landscapes and marks the routes once traveled. Encounters with inhabitants of different cultures shape the understanding of diversity. Glimpses of foreign lives better my compassion for others not of my own persuasion. Without words, gestures speak the language of all time. A celebration of the similarities and like-spirited people, my goal is to share those moments with others and hope that we can understand that which is not only familiar to us.”
Fly Away is a 2011 Independent American dramatic film written and directed by Emmy Award-winning Janet Grillo, and starring Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, Greg Germann, JR Bourne, Reno, Elaine Hall, and Zachariah Palmer. "Treading warily into territory that few dramas dare to explore, 'Fly Away' is a defiantly unsentimental look at the complex codependency between a harried single mother and her severely autistic daughter." The New York Times
Made as a SAG Ultra-Low Budget Independent Film, and shot in 14 days, Fly Away premiered as 1 of 8 out of 2000 submissions in Dramatic Competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2011.