The Global Peace Film Festival celebrates its Sweet 16 from September 17-23 in various locations throughout Orlando, Maitland and Winter Park, FL. This unique event draws together filmmakers and film-goers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives and to leave the world a more peaceful place than they found it.
The Global Peace Film Festival opens with a screening of Every Act of Life (USA, 2018, 90 mins.) that profiles world-renowned playwright Terrance McNally’s pioneering five-decade career in theater, focusing on the struggle for LBGT right and his pursuit of love and inspiration at every age. Featuring Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham, Larry Kramer, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci and many more.
The screening will take place at Enzian Theater in Maitland on Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a reception at the Eden Bar. Open to the public. Tickets: screening - $12; private reception - $20; and both the screening and reception - $25.
The 16th anniversary of the Festival continues at the Bush Auditorium at Rollins College on Weds., Sept. 19 with the first of three local films. Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (USA, 2018, 97 mins.) is about the coming of age through sport. In 1955 when racial segregation defined the south, two groups of 12-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in an act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history. In one of the first integrated little league games in the South, the all-black Pensacola Jaycees and the all-white Orlando Kiwanis moved beyond fears, threats and the unknown to break with
tradition and show the world what was possible. In addition to recollections from surviving members of the 1955 Little League teams, the film includes conversations with Major League Baseball icons Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken, Jr., Gary Sheffield, Davey Johnson and Ambassador Andrew Young who offer insight linking the past, the present, baseball and human dignity.
Visit peacefilmfest.org to view additional films, times and locations.