Ann Sings at SFU Film Premiere Event

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An Evening of Storytelling and Film

Thu, September 8, 2016, 7:00 PM | Doors at 6:30 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Love at Second SightLove at Second Sight is a 25 minute film that transforms attitudes about appearance and encourages acceptance of self and others. It’s about difference and belonging, judgment and inclusion. Join us for the premier screening of the film, followed by a short Q&A period and a reception.

Facially different David Roche and his wife, Marlena Blavin, share their stories with a spellbound middle school audience. As they explore themes of self-acceptance and accepting others, the students’ reactions move from discomfort and stunned silence to laughter, delight, and engagement. From their faces and feedback, it is clear that their perceptions have quickly shifted as they are encouraged to take that vital second look.

The program also includes house music from the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) band, poetic invocation by Jeffrey Renn, songs by Ann Mortifee, “Moments of Grace” storytellers, and the premier of the original Love at Second Sight theme song.

Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

All stories by: Ann Mortifee