IS SCREENING TONIGHT @ THE ALEX THEATRE, ST. KILDA. VIC 3182

DATE AND TIME

Wed. 28 November 2018

7:00 pm – 10:40 pm AEDT

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LOCATION

Alex Theatre St Kilda

135 Fitzroy Street

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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182

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Tickets are available for this event by donation to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Melbourne. All funds raised will go to the charity. (No deductions by Oziff)

Purple Songs Can Fly, the first recording studio ever created on a pediatric cancer floor, was founded in 2006 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Twelve years and thousands of songs later, six childhood cancer patients, Mia, Layla, Dominic, Emily, Stephen and Christian, come together as survivors to share “Journey to Hope” an original musical featuring their own songs, written and recorded in the Purple Songs Can Fly studio during their individual cancer journeys.

Dir: Anita Kruse 
Runtime 1:16:41
Film Type: Documentary, Feature
Country of Origin: United States

Director Biography – Anita Kruse

A classically trained pianist, Anita began writing her own music while completing a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with Theodore Lettvin at the University of Michigan. Since then, Anita has recorded many CDs of original music.

In March 2006, Anita founded Purple Songs Can Fly, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a creative musical outlet for children being treated at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, the largest pediatric oncology and blood disease center in the United States.

As the first of its kind, Purple Songs Can Fly has inspired many recording and songwriting programs across the country and beyond, including “Kid’s Rock Cancer” in St. Louis, and a new studio at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Screening Awards

  • IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Award of Merit
  • Docs Without Borders Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware 
    United States 
    WINNER – Human Spirit, Outstanding Excellence
  • Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival
    Rancho San Clemente, California 
    United States 
    April 25, 2019 
    Official Selection
  • Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque
    Albuequerque, New Mexico 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature – Gold Medal
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla, CA 
    United States 
    WINNER- Award of Merit
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Rome 
    Italy 
    FINALIST
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Aosta 
    Italy 
    WINNER – Honorable Mention
  • Dragonfly Film Fest
    Tempe, Arizona 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Hollywood Hills, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Platinum Award – Best Documentary Feature
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York City, New York 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • Mediterranean Film Festival
    Siracusa 
    Italy 
    Official Selection
  • Hope in the Heights Film Festival
    Tampa, Florida 
    United States 
    September 29, 2018 
    Official Selection
  • Awareness Festival
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    September 29, 2018 
    Official Selection
  • Around International Film Festival – Amsterdam
    Amsterdam 
    Netherlands 
    Official Selection
  • The Block Festival
    Logan, Utah 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • Reel East Texas Film Festival
    Kilgore, Texas 
    United States 
    November 16, 2018 
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Film Competition
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Platinum Award, Best Feature
  • BlastOff Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    SEMI FINALIST
  • Hollywood West Wing Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • LA Edge Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • Snowdance Film Awards
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • Golden Earth Film Award
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature
  • River’s Edge International Film Festival
    Paducah, Kentucky 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • International Independent Film Awards
    Encino, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Gold Award, Best Documentary Feature, Fall Awards
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, California 
    United States 
    WINNER- Honorable Mention
  • Hollywood Hills Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Feature Film
  • Logcinema Art Films
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Documentary
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
    Erie, Pennsylvania 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • Alexandria Film Festival
    Alexandria, Virginia 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Guild Awards
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    WINNER- Best Documentary Feature, September 2018
  • Summer Short Film Festival
    Munich 
    Germany 
    FINALIST
  • Oz International Film Festival
    Melbourne 
    Australia 
    Official Selection
  • Move Me Productions Belgium Film Festival
    Antwerpen 
    Belgium 
    Official Selection
  • CARE Awards
    Cairo, West Virginia 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Forever Film Festival
    Los Angeles California 
    United States 
    WINNER – Gold Award, Best Documentary Feature
  • Mindfield Film Festival – Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, California 
    United States 
    Official Selection
  • American Filmatic Arts Awards
    New York City, New York 
    United States 
    WINNER – Best Inspirational Documentary Feature
  • United States Film Festival
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania 
    WINNER – Best Documentary Feature U.S.
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