Thursday, March 10, 2011

Special FREE Movie Showing of the Award-Winning Film "The Stoning of Soraya M."

This coming Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, there will be a special free showing of a powerful award-winning Hollywood film here in Syracuse, NY.

The film is entitled The Stoning of Soraya M. and is produced by Mpower Pictures, Hollywood.  It is based on a best-selling book which chronicles a heart-breaking but true story about an instance of human injustice in Iran.

The billed cast is academy award nominated and the writer/director (Cyrus Nowrasteh) has been hand-picked to write for top dogs such as Steven Spielberg.  The 2009 film debuted in select theaters and won several major film festival awards such as:

·         Los Angeles Film Festival - Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature WINNER
·         Toronto International Film Festival - Runner Up Audience Choice Award WINNER
·         Flanders International Film Festival
o   Canvas Audience Award WINNER
o   Gran Prix - Best Film NOMINATED
·         Heartland Film Festival - Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award WINNER
·         Satellite Awards

The free showing in Syracuse is hosted by this article’s author, Joseph Cunningham, who had the privilege to work as a script consultant for the film during his three years writing and consulting for Mpower films.

“It’s probably the most powerful film I have ever seen,” says Cunningham.

A short discussion is offered after the film, refreshments will be sold beforehand but admission is free.  The film is not for kids.

Trailers and more info on the film can be found on IMDb (cf:

The event will be held at the GOE Center: 905 7th North St., Liverpool, NY from 7:00PM to 9:30-10PM, Wednesday, March 16.  For directions visit (and RSVP) on the Facebook page:

Hope to see you there.

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