Connecticut Movie Debut
on Garde Giant Screen
Saturday, Nov 14 at 7 PM
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF EASTERN CONNECTICUT
& SOUTHEAST AREA WOMEN AND GIRLS FUND
(New London) – The Garde Arts Center, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and its Southeast Area Women & Girls Fund, will present on its giant screen the Connecticut Premiere of the acclaimed new documentary film The Trials of Spring on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7 pm at the Garde theater, 325 State Street, New London. A Question-and-Answer with the film’s executive producer and director, Oscar-Nominated Gini Reticker, will immediately follow the screening.
The Trials of Spring chronicles the true story of Hend Nafea, a young Egyptian woman who becomes an unlikely activist on a search for freedom and justice, adding her voice to the hundreds of thousands in the Arab Spring uprising that demanded an end to sixty years of military rule. Her subsequent imprisonment and torture only strengthens her resolve.
Executive Producer and Director Gini Reticker is the Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and director of Pray the Devil Goes Back to Hell, Asylum, and the celebrated PBS Television Series, Women, War and Peace.
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s Southeast Area Women and Girls Fund. Since its inception in 1999, the Women and Girls Fund has awarded almost $1 million in grants supporting programs that help women and girls create lasting and positive change for themselves, their families and their communities.
The presentaion of Trials of Spring is another of a series collaborative community programs presented by the Foundation and the Garde Arts Center.
"We are proud," said Garde executive director Steve Sigel, "to once again work with the Community Foundation to showcase on our stage first-rate cinema and public events highlighting the pioneering and often heroic role of women in shaping artistic expression, educational progress, and social and political change here and around the world."
General admission tickets are $10, and are free for students with student ID.
Tickets are available at Garde Arts Center Box Office at 860.444.7373, ext. 1 or online at www.gardearts.org.
The Garde Box Office, located at 325 State St., New London, is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and two hours prior to the curtain on performance days.
WHAT: THE TRIALS OF SPRING, CT premiere of documentary film and discussion by director Gini Reticker
WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Garde Arts Center, 325 State St, New London, CT 06320
TICKETS: $10, General Admission
SPONSOR: Community Foundation of Eastren Connecticut & Southeast Area Women and Girls Fund
BOX OFFICE: (860) 444-7373, ext. 1 or www.gardearts.org
About the Garde Arts Center and The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
The Garde Arts Center presents at its restored historic movie palace, the 1450-seat Garde Theatre, and the 130-seat Oasis Room, touring musicals, opera, orchestras, music, dance, special events, and state-of-the art 4K surround sound digital cinema. The Garde hosts performances by regional arts organizations and provides educational programs for more than 12,000 young people. Under the leadership of Steve Sigel, executive director since 1988, the Garde has become a major catalyst for the cultural and economic revitalization of New London.
Established in 1983, The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has awarded more than $36 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students across its 42-town service area in eastern Connecticut. Charitable individuals, families and organizations have given more than $72 million and have set up 440 individual funds. The Foundation's assets stand over the $60 million mark. For more information about grant cycles and/or the Foundation, contact Jennifer O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 860.442.3572. Visit us at www.cfect.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
For photos and interviews, please contact Jeanne Sigel,
(860) 444-4430, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Information about The Trails of Spring www.trialsofspring.com