Thursday, December 14th, 2017

No Banner to display

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival “Red Carpet Gala”

Who needs Sundance when you have Chagrin Falls, asked Joel Schroeder, film director of “Dear Mr. Watterson” who was one of many stars who attended the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival’s Red Carpet gala.

Held at South Franklin Circle, the gala was sponsored by the Chagrin Valley Rotary Club.

Following a film awards ceremony, the party featured music by Fevered Dreams Band, led by Rev. Mark Simone, along with plenty of dancing and wonderful food by South Franklin’s Radius. The live auction featured a vacation in a German castle, a guided pheasant and chukar hunt, and much more.

A standing ovation goes to the one-and-only Mary Ann Ponce, who is founder and director of the festival that was inspired by her late son, David, a filmmaker who was passionate about telling the story of Sparrow Village, a South African shelter/community for children with HIV/AIDS.

Hats off to Rotarians Bill Koons and Lori O’Neill, who served as Red Carpet co-chairs. Money raised from the gala will benefit El Porvenir, which helps provide clean water for Nicaragua and Gift of Life Northeast Ohio, which provides life-saving heart surgeries to children in developing countries. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALI McSHERRY

1.Mark Besand, Erin Huber and Tom Kondillas (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

1. Mark Besand, Erin Huber and Tom Kondillas (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

Thomas and Louise Brick with John Hellman (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

Thomas and Louise Brick with John Hellman (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

H. Kenneth Douthit III, Mary Ann Ponce, Tyler and Lyon Davidson and Dewey Forward (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

H. Kenneth Douthit III, Mary Ann Ponce, Tyler and Lyon Davidson and Dewey Forward (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

Mark and Engelina Koberna and John Stealey (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

Mark and Engelina Koberna and John Stealey (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

Mark and Kathy Simone with Katie and Dan Simone (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

Mark and Kathy Simone with Katie and Dan Simone (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)

QR Code – Take this post Mobile!
Use this unique QR (Quick Response) code with your smart device. The code will save the url of this webpage to the device for mobile sharing and storage.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment

left
Pause
Right
 
currentsnews.com Webutation
 
Currents News
Other Publications
Currents News
P.O. Box 150 525 E. Washington St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Phone: (440) 247-5335
Copyright © 2017 Currents News