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New Film And Mural Feature Dreams and Talents of Hollywood Neighborhood Children

Publication Date: 4/16/2012

On April 21, Rhodes College and Cypress Middle School will present the premiere of the documentary “Far Away Next Door” and the unveiling of the mural “Imagine the Places You’ll Go!” made by Rhodes and Cypress Middle students. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6 p.m. at Cypress Middle located at 2109 Howell Ave.

“Far Away Next Door,” is a 50-minute documentary about a group of children from the Hollywood neighborhood of Memphis who create and perform their own play in six weeks. Throughout the process, the kids discover ways to allow their own lives, their triumphs, and their struggles to inform the story they want to tell. But with rivalries, street violence, and family drama, will the show be ready when the curtain rises? A cross between “Hoop Dreams” and “Young at Heart,” this film spotlights the talents of these emerging artists.

View the film’s website at http://farawaynextdoor.com/

Liz Daggett, Director of Rhodes’ Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts worked with Rhodes fellows on making the documentary. The mural was done in collaboration with the Mural Painting 366 course taught by Rhodes Art Professor Erin Harmon.

For more information, contact Liz Daggett at daggette@rhodes.edu or (901) 843-3448.

 

 

Tags: Arts/Performances, Events, Faculty, Service, Staff, Students

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