Our Casa Valentina at the Movies event on September 15 was a huge success!

Short Term 12 is a fantastic movie, which richly deserves all of the acclaim it has been receiving. We were honored to have the opportunity to hear insights from the film director, Daniel Destin Cretton, after the movie (via Skype).

Thanks to Kareem Tabsch and O Cinema Miami Shores for hosting our event, and to Mary Murphy from 360 Degree Communication, the film distributor.

Thanks to our Program Director, Natalia Giordano, who did a beautiful job of tying the themes of the film back to our work at Casa Valentina.

Thanks to Board of Directors member Susan Lampen, who raised excellent questions and issues during the Q&A session – and who first heard about this powerful film.

Thanks to Board of Directors member Marcia Reisman, who put together an elegant and inviting reception, and who worked with the theater and film distributor to make the event possible.

Most of all, thanks to everyone who came to our event. It was a spectacular evening!

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