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Screening  |  Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

Part of the Consider the Alternatives film series

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7–9 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Consider the Alternatives: A Documentary Film Series is presented by the Burchfield Penney and the Buffalo State Communication Department.

Consider the Alternatives asks its audience to consider the alternatives – always. Using an eclectic array of subject matter, the films showcased in Consider the Alternatives explore both alternative responses to social problems and alternative ways of living and organizing families and societies, all while celebrating human triumph over adversity and repression. Consider the Alternatives is curated by documentary filmmaker Meg Knowles and media and social critic Mike Niman, both professors in the Buffalo State College Communication Department.

Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story, is a documentary film by award-winning producer and director Jonathan Kalafer, featuring the fifth grade chorus from Staten Island who stole the world’s hearts when their teacher started posting videos of them singing on YouTube. “Once in a Lullaby” premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won the “Best Documentary Award” at the 30th Annual New Jersey International Film Festival.

Among his many award-winning films is "We Love You" – a film about the camera-shy Rainbow Family of Living Light and the federal agents that monitor them – which won the best documentary award at the L.A. International Short Film Festival and “Best Short Documentary” at the New Jersey Film Festival.

For questions and inquiries, contact Don Metz at (716) 878-5564.