A new film “Journey to the Poles” will premiere 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Sanibel Island Cinema.
The film tells the story of Stella Farwell’s trips to both the geographic North and South Poles, including travel on a Russian icebreaker and a unique and unexpected adventure on the ice.
A tax-deductible donation of $25, to the Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation will be appreciated. Reservations are required. Call Jim at 313-910-2488.
The premiere is a collaboration. The filmmaker is Rusty Farst of Sanibel, who has produced many videos of history and events on Sanibel and Captiva. He was assisted by filmmaker Connie Bottinelli to help script, shoot and edit the production. Flautist Kat Epple added her magical musical score to breathe life into the film.
Jim O’Bryan, Manager of the Island Cinema, has offered the theatre to help support Southwest Florida’s ovarian cancer foundation. O’Bryan said, “The Sanibel Island Cinema is delighted to provide a venue for Stella to help spread awareness of ovarian cancer. We hope to be able to act as a stage for other organizations around the Sanibel-Captiva area who may need a place to display audio/video presentations, short films, meetings, and other such parties, especially those who wish to promote an important charity.”
Stella Farwell is a Captiva artist who has ovarian cancer. She works to make people aware of this disease – the silent killer. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer.
The Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501(3)(c) volunteer organization that brings education and awareness of ovarian cancer to Southwest Florida.
Please join us for this exciting and upbeat presentation. Hear, see and feel the frigid chill of these amazing treks to both ends of our globe.