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VERIZON WIRELESS AND ROSE BROOKS CENTER PARTNER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Public Screening of “Telling Amy’s Story” Documentary Scheduled for October 20 at Screenland Theatre Crown Center in Kansas City

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Verizon Wireless and Rose Brooks Center will hold a special free screening of the documentary “Telling Amy’s Story” on Wednesday, October 20 at Screenland Theatre’s Crown Center location in Kansas City.

The documentary, produced with funding from the Verizon Foundation, tells the story of a Pennsylvania woman who, after enduring years of domestic violence and abuse, was killed by her husband while her young children were nearby. The film examines the story from the perspective of law enforcement officials who worked the case, and from friends and family who were unaware of the seriousness of the situation.

The screening is free and open to the public, although space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Sarah Henderson at sarahn@rosebrooks.org. The media is invited to attend.

Brendan Fallis—president, Kansas/Missouri region of Verizon Wireless—will host the event. The event will run from 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. During the event, Rose Brooks Center and Verizon Wireless will be accepting donations of no-longer-used cell phones, chargers and accessories to benefit the HopeLine program.

The presentation will include a short reception before the documentary is shown and a panel discussion by area domestic violence experts after the screening.

Timeline of Event
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. - Reception
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Welcome, Introduction
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Screening of Telling Amy’s Story documentary
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion

If you are interested in scheduling interviews with representatives of Rose Brooks Center and Verizon Wireless prior to the screening, please contact Matt Dunn at 913-660-9657 or at mdunn@morningstarcomm.com. Interviews with presenters will also be available on-site at Screenland Theatre on the night of the event.

For additional information about the film, visit this helpful website: http://telling.psu.edu/film/index.html.