ARLINGTON WEST VOICES FROM WAR JELLYFISH BALLET !COMPANERO!
COLUMBUS, WHERE’S YOUR GREENCARD? HAiR at ARLINGTON WEST
CAMP CASEY NATION ROCKED TO SLEEP
JESUS…SOLDIER WITHOUT A COUNTRY
Our approach to film is not 30 frames but 30 paintings per second! An awards winner, ARLINGTON WEST has screened to over 100 million people globally. An a cappella work by Giuseppe Verdi narrates the film, sung by the world-renown Westminster Choir College. Visitors come to play in a fun zone on the pier but find an expanding temporary cemetery of crosses on the beach. A tapestry of 105 heartfelt interviews with soldiers and military families reveals the effect of war on the human spirit. The U.S. Dept. of Education is now using this documentary to help returning veterans with PTSD who are struggling to get a secondary education! Several of these art films have opened film festivals around the world.
|Stills from Arlington West film - click to enlarge|
In the style of the Classical Greek theatre, CROSS MY HEART is an operetta with a myriad of players: Gold Star Parents, who in real life lost children to war, as well as inner-city students, professional actors and veteran soldiers who are silent in white masks, portraying the Twilight Zone of the war dead. A single flag draped coffin embedded amongst wooden crosses provides a riveting setting for these profound and poignant stories, laced with original music.
|Stills from the Play CROSS MY HEART - click to enlarge|