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SAG Foundation: Screening of FLY AWAY followed by Q&A

The SAG Foundation proudly presents: FLY AWAY Screening followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Janet Grillo and cast members JR Bourne & Reno! This Mother-daughter story is one you won't want to miss (and open to BackStage readers as well as union members!!).


Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 7:00pm (Check-in 6:15)

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets)
New York City


Made as a SAG Ultra-Low Budget Independent film, and shot in 14 days, FLY AWAY premiered as 1 of 8 out of 2000 submissions in Dramatic Competition at the influential South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, this March. FLY AWAY immediately opened afterwards, in limited theatrical engagement in key cities, to rave reviews.

The complex portrayals of a single mother and her severely Autistic teenager daughter (Beth Broderick and Ashley Rickards, who does not actually have the disorder), in collaboration with a talented ensemble (Greg Germann, JR Bourne and Reno), were widely lauded by major critics, as “exceptional…remarkable…first rate…as natural as breathing…The actors are so exemplary it is hard to imagine this is not a documentary,” and “deserving of an Oscar Nomination.”

Directed and written by: Janet Grillo
Produced by: Pavlina Hatoupis and Janet Grillo
Executive producers: Catherine Hardwicke, Lee Adhemar G. Feldshon, and David Schwartz

Starring: Beth Broderick (Bonfire of the Vanities, Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Greg Germann (Talledagha Nights, Friends with Money, Allie McBeal), Ashley Rickards (One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty), JR Bourne (Cold Case, Smallville) and Reno (Quiz Show, and Reno in Rage and Rehab on Broadway).

Event moderated by Scott Macaulay, Editor of FILMMAKER MAGAZINE


RSVP (Union):
Seating is limited.  RSVP Required.  Union members (SAG/AFTRA/Equity) can register to attend and bring a guest HERE This is a no-cost event.

RSVP (Non-Union):
Please send an email to [email protected] and write "Fly Away" in the subject line.  Also, please indicate if you would like to bring a guest.  You will receive an email confirmation. 

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Sounds like a good movie! I'll have to check it out when it's available!

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