April 16, 2015, 7PM, at the Sarasota Opera House … This is the very first film created by the Student Film Academy (SFF) at Booker High School. This year Newtown turns 100 and the Booker students, under the direction of Hon. Charles E. Williams and SFF Education Director, Samuel Curtis, created a documentary that captures Newtown’s past, present and future through their hopeful eyes. SFF is proud of our new partnership with Booker High School and all the work we are doing with the students.
This important community event will also feature the powerful voices of the acclaimed: Booker High School Gospel Choir with a special performance by American Idol’s SYESHA MERCADO. Finally, a panel discussion will follow the film. Proceeds from the night will support our renowned education programs, and our new Film Academy at Booker High School, where students learn, both in and out of the classroom, the ultimate collaborative and creative process of making films.