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Marie By November 14, 2014 0 Comments

We finally got around to adding x257 screencaps of Ella in her 2010 film Ways to Live Forever to the image gallery …


Marie By October 24, 2014 0 Comments

Two local charities that benefit children with cancer are partnering for an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed movie “Ways to Live Forever” on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road, Lititz.

In addition to raising money for children with cancer, the event will honor the memories of Eli Sidler of Lebanon and Jed Smith of Red Lion, who both lost their battles with cancer. The boys became buddies during their many years of treatment at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Smith had leukemia, and Sidler suffered from Ewing’s sarcoma.

Their families created the nonprofit foundations, jointly called Chemowarrior, that are presenting the movie. The Eli Sidler Foundation provides funding for childhood cancer research, and The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation offers financial support to area families who have a child with cancer.

Advance tickets for the screening are $15 and are available at www.chemowarrior.org (along with a link to the movie trailer) or through the Penn Cinema website, www.penncinema.com. Tickets will be sold at the door, but due to limited seating advance purchase is recommended.

“Ways to Live Forever” stars Robbie Kay (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) as Sam, and Alex Etel (“Millions”) as Felix. The cast includes Greta Scaachi (“Emma,” “Flightplan”), Ben Chaplin (“The Remains of the Day,” “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”), Natalia Tena (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Ella Purnell (“Intruders,” “WildLike”) and Emilia Fox (BBC’s “Merlin”).

The film, based on the novel of the same title by Sally Nicholls, tells the story of two teenage boys with cancer who become friends when they meet in a hospital. Like most inquisitive boys, 12-year old Sam wants to know about UFOs, horror movies, ghosts and girls. Sam has leukemia and, although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a “scientific investigation” with questions, observations, evidence, reflections and lists of all the things he wants to do someday — like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it’s like to be a teenager.

In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor and a touch of the unexpected.

“Ways to Live Forever” is distributed by World Wide Motion Pictures Corp.; website: www.wwmpc.com.

Chemowarrior: The Eli Sidler Foundation and The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Net proceeds from the Nov. 2 event will be split between the two charities.

Marie By August 03, 2014 0 Comments

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation will be presenting a special Boston-area screening of the award-winning film Ways to Live Forever. Based on British author Sally Nicholls’ best-selling novel, the surprisingly uplifting story centers on Sam, a spunky 12-year-old leukemia patient, and his best friend/fellow-patient, Felix. Together, they set out to achieve their dreams and despite dealing with illness, learn some inspirational lessons about family, friends, and the oddities of life.

The Tuesday, September 23, event will take place at the historic Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in advance through the Somerville Theatre or at the box office on The Day of the event. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Boston area chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), along with other cancer foundations and pediatric hospitals. Following successful premieres in Europe and Asia, the film was released in the U.S. last year by World Wide in partnership with LLS (http://lls.org), the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, to raise further awareness of children’s cancers.

“Ways to Live Forever is a poignant film that illustrates how a boy and his family cope with leukemia,” states Sharon Klein, Executive Director of LLS Massachusetts. “This film is especially relevant today, because of the fact that more than 310,000 people are living with or in remission from Leukemia in the United States. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to the best available treatments for all blood cancers. We will continue our fight until we live in a world without blood cancer.”

The film has garnered awards from around the world, including the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s Adult Jury Prize, Best Picture at the Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema, the Heartland Film Festival Audience Award, and Best Feature Film from the European Children’s Film Association.

Ways to Live Forever stars critically acclaimed actors Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, The Truth About Cats & Dogs), Greta Scacchi (The Player, Emma), Robbie Kay (ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Alex Etel (The Water Horse), Emilia Fox (“Pride And Prejudice”), and Ella Purnell (Maleficent, Intruders, Never Let Me Go).

Founded in 1977, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation is a diversified company with shareholders throughout the world, primarily involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrials and television productions. World Wide’s industry executives and board members have produced, distributed and consulted on a wide variety of film and television projects, earning Academy awards, Emmy awards, and prizes from international film festivals.