Multicultural Music Film Festival Midway
From January 25th through February 1st our local area will host a music and film festival. No, I’m not talking about Sundance. This is a brand new festival hosted in charming Midway.
The Midway Multicultural Music Film Festival will take place at Zermatt Resort & Spa. The event aims to bring diverse communities together to embrace differences and discover shared experiences. This a wonderful opportunity for entertainers, filmmakers and entertainment enthusiasts to come together in the spirit of challenging, developing, and celebrating equality, social justice, non-discrimination, diversity and multiculturalism in film, music and as a part of their everyday lifestyles.
The festival will include features, and short films of all genres, including The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Animation, Documentary, LGBTQ, Musical, Narrative Feature, Shorts, Spiritual Films, VR and AI Films, and Veteran Films. Daily Q&A panel discussions and live music events will be held.
Live entertainment includes performances by musical legends including Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene, formerly of The Supremes with Joyce Vincent; Sheldon Reynolds, formerly of Earth, Wind and Fire.
Some of the films that will be featured include:
Last Man Club
After losing touch over the years – four World War II Veterans who served together on a B-17 Bomber, each now finds themselves trapped in their own “private little hell”. Pete is dying in a veteran’s hospital and it’s his nurse, Ripley who helps him find the last known address of Eagle, his Captain and pilot of their beloved B-17.
After receiving the letter from Pete, Eagle dresses himself in his reunion military uniform, steals the battery from his son’s car and escapes in his late wife’s 1958 Ford Fairlane and along the way of gathering his fellow Veterans, meets up with the most unlikely crew of misfits, including a young woman on the run from her abusive boyfriend. They are on a mission and no one, not even the police or FBI is going to stop them from breaking Pete out of his hospital for a whirlwind – last hoorah.
No Greater Love
No Greater Love explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops. The film shows the experience of war, but more importantly, helps viewers understand the personal struggles of soldiers.
Heroes of Dirt
Heroes of Dirt (PG-13) opened in U.S. theatres on September 4, 2015. The action/adventure first BMX movie in a generation is about a passionate BMX dirt jumper who aspires to be the next stunt champion and is forced to mentor a troubled teen.
The Man Who Saved The World
Few people know of him… Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth.
Saturday’s Warrior, (Rated PG) a religious-themed musical written by Douglas Stewart and Lex de Azevedo. The musical tells the story of a group of children that are born into a Latter-day Saint family after making various promises in the premortal life. Two of the children, Jimmy and Julie, encounter personal struggles that help them rediscover and fulfill their foreordained missions in life.
We are sure this festival will become an annual tradition, so visit the Midway Multicultural Music Film Festival and embrace their missions statement “Be the change and collaborate cross-culturally for the benefit of humankind.”