Jack of the Red Hearts

Join us for this special screening and Q&A with Janet Grillo.

Aging out of foster care, a street-smart teen, JACK (AnnaSophia Robb, SOUL SURFER, CARRIE DIARIES) gets in trouble with her Probation Officer. Needing to lay low, she cons her way into a job as live-in companion to a child with severe autism, GLORY (Taylor Richardson, ANNIE). Intending to stay a few weeks and make a few bucks, Jack is stunned when she makes a positive impact on Glory. Meanwhile the family, in particular the mother KAY (Famke Janssen, TAKEN, X-MEN) makes a positive impact on Jack. The wounded, scrappy survivors begin to heal each other a little bit--until the law catches up, the truth comes out, and Jack must choose: save herself or help someone else.

Janet Grillo is a critically acclaimed filmmaker and award-winning producer. FLY AWAY, which she wrote, directed and produced, was sited by LA TIMES as one of four indies most overlooked for an Oscar nomination in 2011. AUTISM THE MUSICAL, which she Exec Produced, aired on HBO and won two Emmys in 2008. As Sr VP of Production at New Line, she oversaw the cult classic HOUSE PARTY and launched careers of many filmmakers. Janet is an Arts Professor at NYU Tisch Kanbar Institue of Film & TV, and the mother of a son on the Autism Spectrum.

Click here to see Jack of the Red Hearts website.

  Screening and Q&A
with director Janet Grillo

Saturday, February 6, 2:00pm
Upstate Films Woodstock
132 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY
AT DOOR • $10

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