Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sprout Film Festival will showcase 50 films from around the world April 27-29 at Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY City

from Sprout Film Festival:

The Sprout Film Festival 2012 will be held on Friday April 27 through Sunday April 29th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will be showcasing over 50 films from 13 countries, all related to the field of developmental disabilities.

This year, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace exposé, Executive Produced by Albert Primo and featuring Geraldo Rivera, the Sprout Film Festival will be screening this film as the festival’s final program (Sunday April 29 at 2:30 pm).

We are privileged to have the Executive Producer, Albert Primo, joining us at the festival and giving a talk about his ground-breaking exposé, following the screening.

Additionally, we will be presenting Mr. Primo with the Sprout Film Festival Maverick award. The Maverick Award was created to honor an individual who has used the media to improve the lives and image of people with disabilities.

The contribution that Mr. Primo has made to improve the lives of those with disabilities has gone well beyond what the flickering light of the projector can ever show. It is an honor to celebrate Al Primo and his invaluable contribution to this field. After this exposé was aired in 1972, the manner of treating people with developmental disabilities was forever changed.

The number of tickets to each program is limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance. For the complete schedule of films, Q & A sessions and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.sproutfilmfestival.org/.  (Discounts available for seniors, students and individuals with disabilities.)

If you are not able to join us at the upcoming festival but would like to see Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace, you may purchase a stream, download and/or dvd on sproutflix: http://sproutflix.org/content/willowbrook-last-great-disgrace.

For a full listing of films available for purchase and to see many free streams and trailers, please visit our website: http://www.sproutflix.org/.