Sorry for the lack of posts but I've been real busy covering the Connecticut Film Festival, which is currently underway in the downtown section of Danbury (and if you're not doing anything, I highly recommend that you attend at least one event at the festival).
Last night, I attended the world premier screening of 10 Mountains 10 years, a documentary that chronicles Enzo Simone and his team of mountain climbers. Covering seven countries within a decade, Simone's group conquered ten of the largest peaks in the world to raise money and bring attention to Parkinson's Disease.
Focusing on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the film tracks the greatest advances happening in the medical community alongside the team's endurance at altitude. Over 92 million people worldwide have a family member battling Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease. This is a story of hope and of common everyday people coming together to change this world and leave something better behind. A collaboration with the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and the Focus On a Cure Foundation for Parkinson's, proceeds from the movie go towards medical research and caregiver programs.
After the screening of the film, the cast and crew took questions from the audience as well as hung around and mingled with the attendees at the fundraiser reception for the United Way of Western Connecticut.
For those who were unable to attend, here's video footage from last night's event. Make sure and pay a visit to the film's group page on Facebook.