New York, NY, July 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Alive Mind and Cactus Three are proud to present a screening of Pola Rapaport and Wolfgang Held’s acclaimed documentary film HAIR: Let the Sun Shine In. This special preview, in collaboration with New York City’s National Arts Club, is in honor of the forthcoming DVD release of the film on the Alive Mind label and the special summer performances of the legendary musical in Central Park. The National Arts Club screening is free of charge, by invitation, will be attended by author James Rado, and begins at 8 pm on Monday, July 28th, followed by a reception.
Since its overwhelming success on Broadway forty years ago, HAIR has inspired generations with its messages of love, non-violence and liberation. Pola Rapaport’s documentary highlights the continuing relevance of the show and its still radical, transformative power. In preparation for its fortieth anniversary, the show’s author and co-creator Jim Rado rehearses a troupe of young performers for a new production whose vibrant energy brings HAIR's fantastic score to life once again. A wealth of archival footage covers US and international productions as well as conveying a portrait of an era, a generation and its politics. Original interviews and new segments feature Milos Forman, Keith Carradine, Ben Vereen, Melba Moore, author James Rado, composer Galt MacDermot, director Tom O’Horgan and others. With the US today again mired in a prolonged and unpopular war, HAIR inspires a new generation with its cry for peace, love and change.
Alive Mind is the DVD label and on-line content business of Lorber HT Digital. “Our mission is to deliver smart and stimulating work with the “aha” factor of a transformative experience” explains CEO & President Richard Lorber. To this end the company releases a high quality selection of documentary programming in the areas of enlightened consciousness, secular spirituality, and cultural change. For more information please visit www.alivemindmedia.com.
Cactus Three executive produces high-end documentary films and non-fiction programming. Cactus offers a unique blend of production and co-production expertise, creatively developing projects as well as securing both funding and distribution. Recently completed productions include Cat Dancers directed by Harris Fishman (HBO; SXSW Audience Award winner), Doubletime (Discovery Films), Alexis: She’s My Brother (A&E Indie Films/Channel Four) directed by Matthew Barbato and produced by Nikki Parrott, Doan Hoang’s Oh, Saigon (ITVS) and BBC co-production Orthodox Stance directed by Jason Hutt and produced by Michel Negroponte. Cactus Three was founded in 2003 by Julie Goldman, Krysanne Katsoolis and Caroline Stevens. For more information please visit www.cactusthree.com.
Hosts: Alive Mind, Cactus Three, and the National Arts Club
Date & Time: Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 8pm
Location: National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Event Schedule: 55 minute Film followed by an Open Bar Reception
For additional information and invitations please contact Courtney Tanning at email@example.com or 212-398-3112.