No weekend plans yet? Here’s something to consider: On Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., there will be a screening of Iron Family at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. A heartwarming documentary, Iron Family follows the story of Jazmine Faries, a playwright with Down Syndrome, and her family as they go through the process of writing, rehearsing and performing one of her original plays.
The family bond, Jazmine’s personal struggle for independence, and the joy her projects bring to her community in Michigan’s Iron River are key themes in the documentary. Iron Family has won several awards over the last year, and it’s finally making its Savannah debut. The premiere is a homecoming for Iron Family since many of the scenes were shot in Savannah with the post production taking place here as well. The filmmaker Patrick Longstreth also has ties to the Hostess City.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers along with Jazmine and her family members. Tickets will be sold at the door for just $10. If you’d like to enjoy an uplifting film following a spirited family and their creative pursuits, you won’t want to miss Iron Family. For more information, visit ironfamilyfilm.com/.