A Long Island Story made by a Long Island Filmmaker – Sunday, May 3 at 11am
(Long Island, NY) A profound and intimate look at the lives of Northport’s Brannigan family, and the unique challenges and opportunities they face with their son Mikey, a high school track champion with Autism. “The Silent Portrait of Michael Brannigan” screens with the Brannigan family and the director, Devon Narine-Singh, a Northport High School senior in the Filmmakers To Watch series at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY. 631-423-7611 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org.
Mikey Brannigan accepting an award at Northport High. Photo Credit: Devon Narine-Singh.
$7 Members / $12 Public / $9 Students – Includes Reception. Tickets available atwww.CinemaArtsCentre.org or at the box office
“I loved it. Everyone should see this film.” – Albert Maysles, Filmmaker
Edie Brannigan. Photo Credit: Devon Narine-Singh.
Michael “Mikey” Brannigan is one of the top ten high school runners in America. His story has been covered by various media outlets such as Sports Illustrated and NBC Nightly News. He also happens to have Autism. The media has made Mikey the center of a feel good story about a child who has overcome Autism thanks to his talent for running, but neglected to reveal Mikey’s life in its full complexity. The Silent Portrait of Michael Brannigan presents a complicated, nuanced, and meaningful look into the lives of Mikey and his family members. This is an honest portrayal of a Long Island family under extraordinary but relatable circumstances.(USA, 2015, 40min., NR, DVD | Dir. Devon Narine-Singh | US Premiere
Mikey Brannigan at Northport High track practice. Photo Credit: Devon Narine-Singh.
Filmmaker Devon Narine-Singh is a senior at Northport High School where he has studied with video teacher Peter May, who says, “It has been a great pleasure to work with Devon and see him develop into a passionate and dedicated filmmaker! I am very proud of his accomplishment!”
Since 1973, presenting the best U.S., International, Independent & Repertory films on 3 screens 365 days of the year, in a comfortable ambience including the sculpture garden & The Sky Room Café, the Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave (just south of 25a), Huntington, NY 11743 (25 miles east of New York City). Admission for regular programs: $12. Discounts for members, seniors, students & children. CAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. For further information call 631-423-7610. To sign up for weekly email schedule: info@CinemaArtsCentre.org Membership and Schedule: www.cinemaartscentre.org.
The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.