TRUST: A Second Act in Young Lives [FILM SCREENING]
Thursday, February 28 , 7PM | RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET
Documentary, 78 minutes
Amazing things unfold as the young members of Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project transform the traumatic story of 18-year-old Honduran immigrant Marlin into a daring, original play. TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside youths, who may be discounted because of their youth, race or ethnicity, or because they come from under-resourced neighborhoods without access to arts programs. TRUST received the Jury Award from the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, the Youth Vision Award from the United Nations Association Film Festival and the Best Documentary Award from the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival.
Veteran independent filmmaker Nancy Kelly made an award-winning documentary trilogy about the transformative power of art: TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives, about a Honduran teen whose traumatic life story is unveiled in a daring original play; Smitten (PBS Prime Time Special), about art collector Rene di Rosa; and Downside Up (PBS Independent Lens series), about how America’s largest museum of contemporary art, MASS MoCA, revived Kelly’s dying home town. She also made the narrative feature Thousand Pieces of Gold (PBS American Playhouse series) starring Rosalind Chao and Chris Cooper. She has been a fellow at the Sundance Institute and a Bay Area Video Coalition Mediamaker. Her next documentary, Rebels with a Cause, premieres fall 2012.
Q & A following with filmaker Nancy Kelly
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street
The College of Charleston’s Alternative Spring Break program is collecting art supplies for their upcoming service trip to Honduras. They are seeking donations of sketch books, color pencil, water based paint, brushes, sharpener and erasers in order to get a new art program for The Alonzo Movement off the ground. The Alonzo Movement is a youth development program located in Flor del Campo in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This program is part of the Charleston-based non-profit LAMB.
LAMB works with the community of Flor del Campo to empower the youth and create a safer environment for everyone. Honduras is flooded with gangs and gang violence, and Alonzo Movement serves youth in the area as a positive alternative to gang life. The Alonzo Movement works with the youth, promoting and encouraging their interests in further education, sports and now art.
Bring your donations to the film screening and meet the students that will be traveling to Honduras!