Monthly Archives: March 2013

Boston International Film Festival Presents Graceland Girls, Apr 20

Graceland Girls, a documentary short by Jordan Salvatoriello, is an official selection at the 2013 Boston International Film Festival, April 12 – 21. Screening in a block, April 20, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Location: AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston, MA  Machine Head (12 min) Graceland Girls (28 min) Calling 50 (min) The Boston International Film Festival is a celebration of the art of film making. It encourages and supports independent filmmakers from around the world, bringing to Boston [...]

Graceland Girls to Screen at LA Women’s International Film Fest, March 24

Graceland Girls is an Official Selection at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival taking place March 21 – 24, 2013. Graceland Girls will be screening Sunday, March 24 as part of the Documentary Shorts film block starting at 10 a.m. at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills! The Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers (AWF). AWF is a non-profit 501c(3) organization established by Diana Means to empower women filmmakers to create diverse roles for women. The festival, now [...]

ArtsEmerson’s Screens Graceland Girls & Middle of Nowhere, March 23

ArtsEmerson has selected Graceland Girls to be part of its “Women at the Helm” program during Women’s History Month.  Graceland Girls is screening at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.  I will be introducing the film and then hosting a brief Q&A afterward. The film Middle of Nowhere by Ava Duvernay, winner of the Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, screens just following, so take advantage of this double feature.  Come by! ARTSEMERSON: THE WORLD ON STAGE PRESENTS GRACELAND [...]

Film Wins Maria Menounos’ “Take Action Hollywood” Award

We had an excellent screening of Graceland Girls at Emerson’s L.A. Showcase on Thursday night at the Harmony Gold Theater. I had a chance to talk about the ripple effect of educating girls to break the cycle of poverty and the amazing strength and inner beauty the girls at the Graceland School possess. I am proud to say that Graceland Girls received EXTRA TV’s Maria Menounos’ “Take Action Hollywood” Award for social issue filmmaking. Very exciting!

March 7 Screening at Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

Graceland Girls is the first film of the Peace on Earth Film Festival, screening at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the historic Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602. Admission is free and it is open to the public! Click here for more details on the film screening.  Or for more information on the festival, visit Peace On Earth Film Festival at For the festival press release, click here.