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Regional Reels Film festival
A One-day film festival of local film makers and interests featuring 4 films on Saturday, Mar. 4 at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Included films are:
Portsmouth, Ohio was once promoted as the “peerless city,” brimming with in- dustry. Built on the banks of the Ohio River, people came for opportunity. Since then, the city has weathered problems and changed slogans. This film explores how Portsmouth’s regional and commu- nity identity has evolved along with the city’s slogans. The central question of the doc is: “what role do these slogans play in constructing the identity (and therefore the narrative) of the place?”
Picture Proof is a film about mothering and addiction. After giving birth to Piper, Ashley enrolled in a long-term residen- tial recovery program in Louisville, KY, and newborn Piper went to live with her grandparents in West Virginia. One year out from treatment, Ashley is working to rebuild her life and helping other women struggling with addiction. Picture Proof is a testament to a life worth documenting, the love and labor of recovery, and the beauty and potential each life holds.
The Wake-Up Call
Cabin Creek, WV native Dave Evans was a renowned prosthetist, humanitarian and peace activist. At age 18, Dave lost both legs below the knees during the Vietnam War. He dedicated his post-military career to fitting thousands of people with artificial legs, arms, and hands in conflict zones across the world. He was committed to transforming lives shattered by these seemingly never- ending, interchangeable wars. Dave passed away at age 68 in Guatemala in 2020.