June 20, 2014 Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities 0 Comments

The award winning indie film titled 1 in 3 about domestic violence hopes to have a screening at the AMC Loews in Kips Bay on June 30.

1 in 3 relates to the fact that 1 in 3 women have or will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. The film looks at that staggering statistic. Ophelia Metz is one of those women. When she opts to leave her cycle of violence, with her two children, she finds she has no place else to go, but into shelter. Sydell Thomas, a shelter worker, becomes Ophelia’s Advocate upon her arrival. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — for it is closer than she thinks.

Producer Cassandra Ketrick posted a call for support writing:

“To make this screening happen we are working with a company based out of Austin, Texas called Tugg. The great thing about them is they set independent filmmakers up with major theatre venues.

The challenge is we have to get enough people (66 to be exact) to reserve, or buy, a ticket in order for the screening to even happen. In a sense, it’s like Kickstarter, but for films. If 66 more people don’t buy a ticket, those who have will be refunded and the screening won’t happen. Also, we won’t be able to hold this fundraiser for Safe Horizon. Check out the screening info.”

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