Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reminder: Upcoming premiere, screenings, discussions for WHO CARES ABOUT KELSEY?

[From New Hampshire filmmaker Dan Habib.]


Join me on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire for the theatrical premiere of my new documentary film Who Cares About Kelsey?

Hosted by the UNH Institute on Disability, this event will begin with an opening night reception at 6pm. I will introduce the film at 7pm, and the screening will be followed by a post-film discussion/Q&A with me and film subject Kelsey Carroll. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit the Who Cares About Kelsey? Project. Buy Tickets

Film Synopsis:

Kelsey Carroll has one goal - to graduate from high school - and plenty of reasons why she shouldn't. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, abuse and ADHD.

Who Cares About Kelsey? is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant "problem student" to a self-confident young woman. The film captures an education revolution that's about empowering - not overpowering - youth with emotional/behavioral challenges. To watch a preview click HERE.

Other Red River Premiere Week Screenings:

Monday, May 21 | Screening at 7pm | Buy Tickets

Tuesday, May 22 | Hosted by NAMI-NH and Riverbend Community Mental Health | Reception at 6pm, screening at 7pm featuring post-film discussion/Q&A with Habib and a panel of youth and families who will respond to the film and speak to futures planning for transition-age youth | Buy Tickets

Wednesday, May 23 | Screening at 7pm | Buy Tickets

Thursday, May 24 | Hosted by the Disabilities Rights Center | Screening at 7pm and post-film discussion/Q&A with Habib, DRC Executive Director Dick Cohen, and RENEW Facilitator Jonathon Drake on including and supporting students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in public schools | Buy Tickets

Friday, May 25 | Screening at 7pm | Buy Tickets

Saturday, May 26 | Hosted by Advocates Building Lasting Equality in New Hampshire (ABLE NH) | Screening at 7pm featuring post-film discussion/Q&A with ABLE Leader Matthew Gold, RENEW Project Director Dr. JoAnne Malloy, and Institute on Disability Associate Director Dr. Mary Schuh | Buy Tickets

ALSO: Monday, May 21 | Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, NH | Screening at 6:30pm featuring post-film Q&A with Dan Habib and Kelsey Carroll | Free screening | For more information, contact Vicki Therrien