The Paramount, a hip and popular film and coffee house in downtown Oklahoma City, provided the perfect location for the first public screening of Real Live Angels. The gathering of around 25 moviegoers included a cross-section of those who heard about the film on a local radio interview on the NPR station KOSU, in newspaper coverage in the Gazette and through good, new-fashioned social media. The movie was followed by a question and answer discussion with filmmaker Brent Weber. Real Live Angels is a 45-minute documentary surrounding a summer camp for people with disabilities which has been in operation for more than six decades.
“This was the perfect setting for our first screening: intimate, comfortable and accessible,” said Weber, who plans five more screenings during his pre-festival/research period for the documentary. “Not only did we have people from the academic and film lover communities, but we also had friends from the special needs community as well, including a group from Dynasty Care Services, an adult day center in nearby Del City. We got feedback that confirms the stories in this film hit home with a variety of people.”
“I am even more excited about the future for this story, and stories like it. This was a great start to a wonderful process of sharing this film with a bigger audience. I am so grateful to all who came to see the movie and look forward to all of our future opportunities to share the movie.”
The documentary will screen three times over the next ten days in Southern California, before a March 23 afternoon screening in Dallas before an audience expected to include many of those who attend and work at Camp Summit, the location featured in the movie. The final scheduled screening before festivals is scheduled for Thursday, March 27 in Norman on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. More specifics can be found on the website http://www.realliveangelsmovie.com.