Documentary WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY Extends Exclusive Engagement
CHASING LIGHT PICTURES, LLC, SHELLEY MORRISON (Actress/Executive Producer) and Producer/Director/Writer WALTER DOMINGUEZ have extended the exclusive engagement of their new documentary feature film, WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY until THURSDAY, AUGUST 28. Attendance at the film's opening weekend was exceptionally strong and the response from audiences was overwhelmingly positive, meriting the extension of the engagement beyond its original run.
Americans of Latino background as descendants of immigrant families are responding to Weaving the Past's engaging and positive portrayal of immigrant family life and its wider history. The film is also appealing to Americans of other ethnicities who are curious to learn the stories and history of Latino people, while also identifying with Weaving the Past's Universal theme of searching for family origins.
The film continues through Thursday, August 28 at the LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE 7 THEATERS at 673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101. Daily screenings are 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm. Ticket information is at (310) 478-3836 or online at: http://www.laemmle.com/films/38227.
In this film, which recently was recognized for its outstanding work by receiving an Accolade international film competition Award of Merit, and The Indie Fest Award for Documentary Feature and Editing, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Walter Dominguez takes viewers with him on his quest to unravel the secrets of his late Mexican-born grandfather, the Methodist Minister Emilio N. Hernandez. Through compelling story-telling that weaves documentary footage, archival photographs, interviews and vivid re-enactments, Dominguez pieces together the remarkable journey of his grandfather, who began life in extreme poverty and at age five was forced to flee abuse at home and seek Refuge as a worker on a large hacienda.