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.
PLACE: Saugerties Public Library
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.
Janet Grillo is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, Emmy Award winning Producer, and former Studio Executive. She directed the award winning Jack of the Red Hearts, wrote/directed/produced the critically acclaimed Fly Away, Executive Produced the Emmy Award winning HBO documentary, Autism: The Musical, and oversaw the cult classic House Party series, when a creative executive at New Line Cinema. She is a full time Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.
Q&A with filmmaker after screening.
All screenings will be held at the Saugerties Public Library at 7:30PM.