KSDS at the Movies

Join KSDS for the screening of Dear Sylvia, a poignant documentary exploring the effects of drama therapy on the aging mind, and the sadness and joy that comes with caring for the elderly.

This film was an official selection of the 2017 Capital City Film Festival and a finalist at the 2017 New York Film and TV Festival. Filmmaker and Director, Evan Margolis ’04, will be present for a Q&A following the screening. The film also features numerous KSDS alumni on screen and behind the camera.

This event is free, all are welcome!

March 25th at 1:30pm

Chapel, Krieger Schechter Day School

Log line:
After losing her memory and her way of life, a former Broadway actress is given a final chance to perform.

The story of former Broadway and film actress Sylvia Gassel. After losing her memory and her way of life, a filmmaker gives her the opportunity to act again in an attempt to reinvigorate her. When Sylvia challenges the filmmaker to reflect on his own morality in making the film, the project takes a unique turn. An intimate look at the intricacies of the aging mind, family responsibilities, and the artistic process.

Director Bio:
Evan Margolis is a writer/director based in New York. He also works as the founder and artistic director of the BT Community Theatre as well as the Shorts Night Film Festival. His recent documentary, Dear Sylvia explores dementia, drama therapy, and the familial responsibilities surrounding old age.

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