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New Indie Film 'Indigo' to Play on St. Thomas


Jan. 21, 2005 – The new independent film "Indigo" will be shown on St. Thomas Jan. 29 and 30 at the MCM Center on the Antilles campus.
According to the www.rottentomatoes.com film review Web site, "This highly original film tells the inspirational story of a lonely old man and his 10-year old granddaughter, an 'Indigo' child. Here, the term refers to a child blessed with the ability to predict events before they happen, see things that are not evident to others, and heal with a special power not possessed by adults. When given custody of his granddaughter, the elderly man does not want the responsibility. Gradually, however, he learns to love the girl, and is positively affected by her spiritual abilities. Together, this man and his child companion forge a bond that transcends all the misfortune around them."
At its world premiere at the Santa Fe Film Festival late last year, "Indigo" won the Audience Choice Award over 200 other films. Clay Peres, program director for the festival, said "the interest in INDIGO was unprecedented." In less than a week, a targeted Internet campaign resulted in 36 sold-out theaters two months in advance of its projected Jan. 29 release date.
Singer/songwriter and spiritual peacemaker James Twyman, known by many as the resounding voice of the New Age, wrote the script and serves as its executive producer. Neale Donald Walsh, actor and author of the Conversations with God series, co-wrote the script. It was produced and directed by Stephen Simon ("Somewhere in Time," "What Dreams May Come"), who has become the leading spokesperson for the genre he has dubbed "spiritual cinema."
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door of the MCM Center. Show times are 11 a.m and 7 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 29, and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30. Half of the proceeds will go to Emissary Productions, one of the movie’s sponsors, a quarter to Kidscope and another quarter to a tsunami relief effort. Dilsa Capdeville of Kidscope has joined on as one of the hosts. The film is being brought to the Virgin Islands by Precious Times Alliance, a collective devoted to wholistic awareness and actions. The film may be inappropriate for children under 7, and is approximately two hours in length.
For more information, contact Rik Van Rensselaer (779-2603), Louise Elmes (998-2224) or Pamela Klein (714-5892).


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