Filmmaker Ernesto Quintero, whose credits span feature films, documentaries and television (Students like Us, Hey Pancho: Warrior of the Court, & the award winning The mun2 Hook Up) is currently working of a documentary that hit close to home. In 2006, Juan Quintero, his brother was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and given 3 years to live. The disease has rapidly left him immobile shattering many of his dreams, but his condition also pressured him to leave something lasting…in this case, a colorful 34 X 14 foot mural on a wall of his alma mater, Sacred Heart Elementary School..
Quintero is currently raising fund to complete the documentary entitled Sacred Journey, which chronicles his brother’s fight against this incurable disease. The audience will see already shot footage, documenting the rapid paralysis of a vibrant beautiful soul. Filled with sad, uplifting and even hilarious moments, the film documents the making of the mural, the community that volunteered to make it happen, and how family and friends deal with the deterioration of a dear friend.
The “Act of Love” fundraiser screening of Sacred Journey will be held:
Sunday, February 16, 2014
5:30p.m. Doors Open
6:00p.m. Film Screening Begins
Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
*** When attending a movie at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, it is strongly recommended to park in Lot 4 located on the north side of Olympic Blvd. at Francisco Street. Regal Cinemas will validate parking for ticketed guests ($5 for first 4 hours). If Lot 4 is full, please use the West Garage (Lot W) Gates E and F only. ***
This may be the last opportunity to see this version before it becomes a feature-length film. Click here to purchase your tickets now and secure your seat.