Once in a Lullaby
Jonathan Kalafer
Feature Film Program

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012
Free Show

VENUE
Richmond County Bank Ballpark
St. Georges
75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
From Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, the R or W to Whitehall Station, or the 1 to South Ferry, then a FREE 25-minute ride on the historic Staten Island Ferry. Exit the Ferry from the upper deck and then follow the signs to the ballpark.

SHOW
7:30PMDoors open
8:00PMLive performances by former PS22 Chorus member Clive Baird accompanied by Corey Powell and current members Kiarah Mitchell and Kahlil Williams.
8:30PMFilm begins
STADIUM HAS COVERED SEATING. EVENT HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS. CONCESSION STANDS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OF FOOD & DRINK.

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Free Show
Free Show. No charge for admission. Concession stands will be selling food and refreshments, but please note that outside food and drink are not allowed in the stadium. The stadium has covered areas, so in the event of rain, the event proceed as planned.

Once in a Lullaby (Jonathan Kalafer | USA | 89 min.)

Public School 22 in NYC has more than just an amazing chorus, they have an amazing story. These 5th graders went from performing in their school auditorium on Staten Island to closing the show at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! It all started when their dynamic and caring teacher Gregg Breinberg starting posting videos of their performances on YouTube. The videos went viral captivating viewers from your house to the White House (where they performed for President Obama) with the students' pure love of music. Celebrities and Indie Rockers alike started flocking to the elementary school to visit and perform. Then, at their annual Christmas concert they got a surprise visit from Oscar Co-Host Anne Hathaway who invited them to perform at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. With unprecedented access our crew follows them from the hallways and streets of Staten Island to the Red Carpet and backstage at the Kodak Theater for their big Oscar performance. Back stage drama combines with homesickness as the 10 year olds navigate the world of the entertainment elite. The drama culminates when the chorus director and the producer of the Oscars broadcast clash over creative differences and half the chorus looses their voices screaming at Disney the day before the big show. This documentary is an inspiring feel-good story that shows us children have a lot to teach about music, and that a talented teacher can teach his students the most important lesson of all; within themselves is the power to do anything.


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