An unusual film just won the People's Choice Award in PBS's second-annual Online Film Festival.
Professional musicians and a group of kids, many of whom have developmental and hearing disabilities, are getting ready for a concert in Richmond, Va. The six-minute film, "A Live Arts Story," captures what took place over 20 weeks of preparation.
Am I losing my mind? Am I crazy? Or is this a good idea? Those are the questions Erin Thomas-Foley asked herself during the production of Live Art — the innovative, arts-education concert project.
"What took place over the last couple of years is a community coming together to showcase the power of art and the uplifting of the human spirit," said filmmaker Martin Montgomery, in a video message posted on PBS' website. He shot the film with William Gaff.
The short film is a bit of a tease. You only catch glimpses of the actual performance. But Montgomery and Gaff promise a full-length feature documentary is in the works. Take a look and tell us what you think.