Thursday, January 20th, 5:30pm — 8pm

Free Tacoma Documentary Premiere

"For Once In My Life" will have your toes tapping!

The feel-good movie of 2011, For Once in My Life is an inspiring portrait of the tremendous potential of people with disabilities and the power of music to transform lives.

For Once In My Life won the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the Port Townsend Film Festival, among many others. This is the Tacoma premiere. This event is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. The film will be close captioned for the hearing impaired and the post-film discussion will be ASL interpreted.

How has music touched your life? For the subjects of the new documentary For Once in My Life, music has opened up doors of opportunity and experience that they never before thought possible. Join other music lovers at this month’s Community Cinema Tacoma screening for a look at the inspiring people behind the Spirit of Goodwill Band from Miami.

Before the film local artists and musicians will perform, and a discussion afterward focusing on local services available to people to disabilities will include a panel from Tacoma Goodwill, Tacoma Commission on Disabilities, and the Tacoma Art Museum.

"This is an opportunity to truly get inspired and change lives by helping people with disabilities or other disadvantages go to work," said Terry A. Hayes, president & CEO of Tacoma Goodwill. "For Once in My Life is exhilarating."

You’ll catch yourself singing along and inspired to find the music, and personal soundtrack within you. If you are moved to action by the power of the film, our local organizations can assist you on the spot.

What: Tacoma premiere of award winning doc For Once In My Life
When: Thursday, January 20 doors at 5:30 PM
Where: Washington State History Museum Auditorium
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Featuring: Live performances at 5:30 PM, Film 6:00, Discussion 7:00

This event is supported locally by Tacoma Goodwill, the Washington State Historical Society, KCTS9, Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities, and Tacoma Art Museum's Youth and Family Programs.

Community Cinema Tacoma is part of a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public
television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

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Patrick Baroch
Washington State History Museum Auditorium
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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