We’re back at it! The Nantucket Film Festival and the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center proudly present NFF Now, a year-round programming initiative featuring special screenings and the season’s best independent films with filmmaker Q&As. This year, we’re moving into September for the first time with an incredible and inspiring documentary.
A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY | Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 PM | Dreamland Main Theater
DIRECTED BY: Sarah Bordo
78 MIN / USA / COLOR / 2015 / ENGLISH
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER: South by Southwest Film Festival (2015), Newport Beach Film Festival (2015), Traverse City Film Festival (2015), Lower East Side Film Festival (2015)
ABOUT THE FILM: From the producers of the most viewed TEDWomen event of 2013 comes A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Lizzie was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her, “The World’s Ugliest Woman.” The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill.
Watch the trailer after the jump…