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      October 17, 2017

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      1201 S. State Street
      Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

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      Disability Awareness Month Presents - Film: Best and Most Beautiful Things

      The FSU Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities is proud to present the film "Best and Most Beautiful Things", commemorating Disability Awareness Month on campus.

      In a celebration of outcasts, a precocious young blind woman vanishes into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of places: a provocative fringe community.

      In 2009 director Garrett Zevgetis 'googled' the word “Beauty.” He had been working on a number of darker-themed documentaries and was determined to find an uplifting story for a future project. The search returned a poignant Helen Keller quote that led Garrett to Perkins School for the Blind outside Boston, a renowned institution where a feature documentary had never before been made. He began volunteering at Perkins and on the last day of his scheduled term a bubbly young student introduced herself – Michelle had
      found him.

      Over five years of filming and editing followed, and along the way the film was supported by IFP’s Independent Film Week, LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund, and Independent Film Festival Boston’s Work-In-Progress Award. The filmmaking team devoted to telling Michelle’s unique story grew to include the Emmy-winning creator of FRIENDS and Oscar-winning editor of INOCENTE, WAR/DANCE, and TWINSTERS. In March 2016, BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS had its World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival. Contact Maggie Walcott, Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities
      MaggieWalcott@ferris.edu

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