WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 — Carolyn K. Long’s 9/11 Memorial Video “Angels Over America” will feature at the first annual Annapolis Film Festival at 2:00 pm on March 22 at St. Anne’s Church.
Her short film is part of a huge film festival that will turn downtown Annapolis into Hollywood on the Chesapeake from March 21 to 24. More than 90 films, features, shorts, narratives and documentaries will be shown at venues throughout the City.
“The American Film festival provides an important cultural forum, because the role of the arts is incalculable in determining how we evolve as a people,” said Miss Long, who wrote the poem while living in Columbia. Md. “No one doubts that the events of September 11, 2001, will be a part of the American consciousness forever, but the lens through which we view them will shape our future.”
Miss Long’s 8-minute video offers a unique and healing perspectives on a pivotal moment in in America’s history. Award-winning New York arranger and producer Mark Freeh created the video from Ms. Long’s poem, against the backdrop of his stirring arrangement of “America the Beautiful,” and moving renditions of “Amazing Grace,” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”
“We must never forget that tragic day—or what got us through it—our courage, compassion, and commitment to preserving the American Spirit—that spirit of freedom known to all the world. I hope this work not only memorializes but inspires; not only honors but heals,” Miss Long said.
For all the films shown at the festival see the schedule. www.annapolisfilmfestival.net .
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