Documentary screening of “TRUST” with director/producer/writer Nancy Kelly

  • on 23 Feb 2013
  • Bairnwick Women's Center, Mary Sue Cushman Room

The documentary film TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives follows a teen theater company in Chicago as they create a daring, original play from their friend's heroic story. TRUST is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside people you might discount because they are poor, young or of color. Inspired by Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project, the film was produced by Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto. 
For more than 25 years, independent filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto have been making critically-acclaimed documentary and narrative films that have aired on PBS, Showtime, Sundance, and other networks, as well as in theaters, museums, and film festivals around the world. Nancy Kelly wrote, directed and produced Rebels with a Cause, which received an Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary when it premiered at the 2012 Mill Valley Film Festival. She has been a fellow at the Sundance Institute June Lab and is a member of New Day Films. Kelly and Yamamoto wrote, produced and directed a documentary trilogy about the transformative power of art that includes the award-winning TRUST: Second Acts In Young Lives, SMITTEN, and Downside UP.

Sponsored by the Sewanee Education Program, Theater Arts Department, Women's and Gender Studies Program, HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness), the Green House, the Women’s Center, CCJP (Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace), and St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Performing Arts.

Photo: Amy Braswell © 2009 Albany Park Theater Project