1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Screens at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
This is a short film program consisting of 4 outstanding biographical short films:
Portrait of a Superhero
On the streets of Clearwater Florida walks a man wearing bright red spandex. He helps the homeless, sick and disadvantaged, aids stranded motorists, and patrols the streets to prevent crime. Dale Pople uses Science Fiction movies as role models and overcomes a troubled childhood to become a “Real Life Superhero.”
On a mission over the Mediterranean, B-17 Pilot Bud and his crew are shot down. Bud becomes the sole survivor by swimming 32 hours to the Italian shore and then spent 20 months in Stalag Luft III. After years of suffering from sole survivors guilt and severe PTSD, he finally found a road to healing and reconciliation.
Mr. Connelly has ALS
A high school principal is embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his ability to walk and speak due to the debilitating effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). (Dedicated to Eugene George Zimmerman, who lost his battle with ALS 2.12.18.)
My Indiana Muse
“When artist Robert Townsend purchases a carousel of old Kodachrome slides form the 1960’s on eBay he discovers his new muse: Helen. What could be so powerful about this one woman that inspires Robert to spend the next 10 years of his life devoted to painting just her? Why does he identify with her? Why is he charmed by this woman? Helen is our aunt, our neighbor, the woman at the grocery store…. and as the film reveals, the precious individual lives we each lead should be cherished.