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Oct 20, 2009

SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS screening in Philadelphia, Oct 24

Hello friends and fans!

I'm off to Philadelphia soon for our next screening of SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS at the FirstGlance Film Festival. What a fitting place to screen a documentary on the singing phenomenon, Up With People, which started in the 1960s on a mission about Freedom. It's an enduring concept that strikes at the heart of our cultural history. The youth group proudly sang "Freedom isn't Free" during the Vietnam War years. And "Freedom isn't Free" after all, now is it??? Not surprisingly, like the Liberty Bell, Up With People developed a major crack (or two) over the decades but in the end, its members' idealism for a better world continues in spite of it all.

Please spread the word about our Philadelphia screening this Saturday, October 24 at 6pm at the FirstGlance Film Festival. It's going to be a great crowd and tickets are selling fast.

Franklin Theater at The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
October 24 @ 6pm

This is a great opportunity to see SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS on a really big screen, so please tell everyone you know and let's fill the house!

It's definitely something to SMILE about!