SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity will host a Dare To Be Diverse screening of Hamill at AFI FEST 2010. The film, starring Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood) and directed by newcomer Oren Kaplan, is the true story of deaf UFC fighter Matt Hamill and his journey to win the National Collegiate wrestling title as well as the acceptance of the deaf community and those who see him as different in the hearing world.
A post-screening Q&A will commence with filmmakers discussing their extraordinary five year endeavor to make a film utilizing deaf performers (playing deaf characters) and deaf crew members.
TICKETS: All regular screenings to AFI FEST 2010 are free to the general public, including SAG members. Tickets are now available, but limited, so please reserve your free tickets via the website www.afi.com/afifest/tickets.aspx or call 1.866.AFIFEST.
Please arrive early to the screening with your ticket in order to ensure your seating. In case you are unable to obtain a ticket, there will be a stand-by line at the theatre.
When: 9 p.m., Sunday, November 7
Where: Mann’s Chinese 6, Theatre #1
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
For more information on AFI FEST 2010 box office, screenings, parking and more: www.afi.com/afifest