Detroit Film Theatre
CAN/AM GRAND PRIX WINNER: LEAVE THEM LAUGHING
Friday, November 05, 2010
Canada/2010-Directed by John Zaritsky
Once a nationally-known performer of ballads, skits and self-parody, now fated by Lou Gehrig's Disease to perish within months, the remarkable Carla Zilbersmith was diagnosed in 2007 and given less than four years to live. On stage in actual and dramatized flashbacks to her giddy days as a comedienne and chanteuse, and on camera in the unashamed current reality of her condition, Leave Them Laughing tells Carla's own glad, sad story in her own voice as she faces her extinction with wit, wisdom, courage, music and love.
2010 CAN/AM GRAND PRIX OF CINEMA: The DFT and Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) will present four current films, two Canadian and two American, to be screened at the DFT and Windsor's Capitol Theatre. The entries will be selected by both organizations and, most significantly, Detroit and Windsor audiences will select the winner of the 2010 Can/ AM Grand Prix Peoples’ Choice Award. For more information about WIFF, visit windsorfilmfestival.com.