Special Event

Film Screening: Believe It

When: Tue., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. 2010

Truce Films' half-hour drama Believe It is screening this Tuesday, and if you missed its sold out premier at the Atlantic Film Festival last year now's your chance to see what producer Kely Lyons and writer/director Bruce Lyons have created. Filmed at local spots such as the North Street Church and the Gottingen Street police station, Believe It follows Vee (Vanassa Smith-Parsons of Asia & NuGuv) in her struggle to choose between loyalty and justice in the wake of a tragic drive-by shooting. Featuring performances and music by Cyndi Cain and the rest of NuGruv, the Lyons' musical-like drama was filmed during six intensive December days in 2008, and is a step to making a feature-length version called Love and Justice. "I don't think anybody has done anything quite like this here, with local musicians and actors," says Kely, adding that while it took years of research to develop an understanding of the ethical dilemma surrounding whether or not to talk to police concerning a crime, the feedback at the AFF screening was so positive that she's certain her and Bruce are on the right track. CBC will be airing Believe It some time this year, and the Lyons are working to get funding for their full-length feature---a project they hope to get rolling as soon as possible. Both Bruce and Kely are attending the library screening, and they have a whole lot more to tell you about their project. –Holly Gordon

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