Cosby Film on Learning Differences to Screen in Philadelphia

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hello Friends Ennis William Cosby Foundation

    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the world's most talented
 athletes, writers, business leaders, actors and artists struggled to learn to
 read, write, learn mathematics, or express themselves in school.  Their
 stories are the subject of the film "Ennis' Gift: A Film About Learning
 Differences," which will be shown on April 17, 2001 at 7:00 PM at the Prince
 Music Theater in Philadelphia.
     "Ennis' Gift" is inspired by the life of Ennis Cosby.  Introduced by Ed
 Bradley of 60 Minutes, the film includes special appearances by James Earl
 Jones, Henry Winkler, Charles Schwab, Danny Glover, Lindsay Wagner, Robert
 Rauschenberg, Bruce Jenner, and others who refused to be limited by their
 difficulties or defined by labels.  They, like Ennis Cosby, found gifts within
 their differences.
     The 52-minute documentary film was produced by Boston filmmaker Josh
 Seftel, in collaboration with the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation.
 It was recently shown in Boston to a standing room only crowd of 450 people at
 the Museum of Fine Arts.  It has been described by writer Tom West (author of
 In the Mind's Eye) as a "national treasure."
     This presentation is co-sponsored by the Kal and Lucille Rudman
 Foundation, The Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation
 ( www.hellofriend.org ), and the Prince Music Theater.  Call 215-569-9700 for
 reservations.  Tickets are $7/general admission, $6/students and seniors, and
 $4/children under 12.  Groups of ten or more contact Betty Keiser at
 215-972-1005 for group rate.
 
 

SOURCE Hello Friends Ennis William Cosby Foundation
    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the world's most talented
 athletes, writers, business leaders, actors and artists struggled to learn to
 read, write, learn mathematics, or express themselves in school.  Their
 stories are the subject of the film "Ennis' Gift: A Film About Learning
 Differences," which will be shown on April 17, 2001 at 7:00 PM at the Prince
 Music Theater in Philadelphia.
     "Ennis' Gift" is inspired by the life of Ennis Cosby.  Introduced by Ed
 Bradley of 60 Minutes, the film includes special appearances by James Earl
 Jones, Henry Winkler, Charles Schwab, Danny Glover, Lindsay Wagner, Robert
 Rauschenberg, Bruce Jenner, and others who refused to be limited by their
 difficulties or defined by labels.  They, like Ennis Cosby, found gifts within
 their differences.
     The 52-minute documentary film was produced by Boston filmmaker Josh
 Seftel, in collaboration with the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation.
 It was recently shown in Boston to a standing room only crowd of 450 people at
 the Museum of Fine Arts.  It has been described by writer Tom West (author of
 In the Mind's Eye) as a "national treasure."
     This presentation is co-sponsored by the Kal and Lucille Rudman
 Foundation, The Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation
 ( www.hellofriend.org ), and the Prince Music Theater.  Call 215-569-9700 for
 reservations.  Tickets are $7/general admission, $6/students and seniors, and
 $4/children under 12.  Groups of ten or more contact Betty Keiser at
 215-972-1005 for group rate.
 
 SOURCE  Hello Friends Ennis William Cosby Foundation