FLINT — On Oct. 3, beginning at 6 p.m., at the iconic Capitol Theatre, 140 E 2nd St, a local filmmaker will be debuting three films featuring several community members, all with stories of trials and redemption. The event is complementary and open to the public.
“As a filmmaker, it is a privilege to convey real life stories of compassion, strength, pain, perseverance and love, the same characteristics that resound throughout our community. There are so many stories among us that embrace the goodness in our society and the support from the people of Genesee County, “ said Nicole Bowers Wallace, director/writer/ producer, NBW Films.
The three documentaries are as follows:
Miracle Makeover Documentary
The mission of a community of volunteers to renovate a historic Clio home for a family that has persevered through the diagnosis and treatment of two children with cancer.
Legacy of Love Documentary
Three Grand Blanc mothers share their heartfelt journey after the unexpected loss of their children and the community support in celebrating their memories.
Ring of Silence Extended Trailer
A community stands together to fund and support a feature film to educate parents and teens about the dangers of Sex Trafficking in suburb America.
Additionally, photographer Dan White will be closing his portrait exhibition entitled, Folks of Flint . . . A Tribute. The exhibition portrays the people beyond the national headlines, the heroic faces of men, women and children who have shaped Flint’s past and reflect its future.
“I wanted to do something that would help the community where I grew up,” said White, a Flint-born-and-raised photographer, now living and working from his studio in Kansas City, Missouri.
“When I came home to Flint, so much of the focus was on the dirty water, that I shifted my lens to the people,” said White.
The evening is sponsored by ELGA Credit Union. Complementary tickets are available at The Whiting Box Office while the supply last.
“ELGA Credit Union is delighted to sponsor this amazing evening, demonstrating the miracles that can happen when you trust in God and call on your community for support,” said Karen Church, CEO of ELGA Credit Union.
Complementary Tickets: Whiting Box Office. Box office hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Details: Call 810-237-7337. — G.G.