Friends and families of the camp that is the subject of Real Live Angels, a documentary that “will change the way you look at the world and ALL of the people in it”, will be among the special invited guests at the only scheduled Dallas-Fort Worth screening of the film. On Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. a screening will be held at The Windsor in Dallas, Texas and hosted by Freddy Cobb, one of the campers featured in the film. Cobb will celebrate his 69th birthday a few weeks before the screening; he will attend his 61st year at Camp Summit this summer.
“We have been looking for a place to screen in the DFW area that would make the film accessible to the people and their families whose stories are at the heart of the film, and Freddy and his legal guardian Jill Johnson-Scott stepped up to make the historic Windsor available,” said documentary filmmaker Brent Weber. “I couldn’t be happier.”
The ballroom at the Windsor, located at 7750 LBJ Freeway in Dallas, will serve as the screening room, with movie style snacks available during and a special dessert reception afterwards. The Windsor’s desserts have been regularly recognized by the culinary community. The screening is free and open to the public, and the audience will be given the opportunity to participate in an academic research study as well as a Q&A session with the filmmaker.
“Real Live Angels – the idea – was in the works since I first visited Camp Summit. The documentary and research surrounding it gained new energy, though, when I realized I could produce the film and do something important to support it,” said Weber, who is conducting media effects research on reaction to the film for his graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. “This documentary is the fruition of a life in journalism, visual storytelling – and being a human being in this complex, and often misunderstood, human community on earth. I am excited to put this project in front of friends, family and those interested in the messages of inclusion, volunteerism and breaking down barriers for – and to – the so-called disabled population.”
A Facebook event invitation to the screening can be found by visiting the RealLiveAngelsMovie Facebook page. Additional public events are scheduled for Oklahoma City (March 8), Placentia, CA (March 16), Cypress, CA (March 19) and Norman, Oklahoma (March 27). After Weber gathers his research on the project, he will begin presenting the documentary to film festivals and a broader audience in an effort to bring the positive message about the camp in north Texas, Camp Summit, that has been serving people with disabilities since 1947. His research will continue to be available as well as updates on the documentary at this website, http://www.realliveangelsmovie.com.
For more information, you can email the filmmaker firstname.lastname@example.org.