Ruby Dee Film Fundraiser Monday in New Ro

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From the New Rochelle Arts Council:

New Rochelle’s own Ruby Dee, inimitable star of stage and screen, will be at Alvin & Friends in New Rochelle (49 Lawton Street; 654-6549) tonight from 6 to 9 pm for the premiere of the trailer for a new documentary “Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee.”

The documentary film, produced by Ms. Dee’s grandson Muta’Ali, celebrates 90 years of love, art and activism. Based on candid questions, revealing conversations, and never-before-seen family archival material, Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee  “carries the legacy of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee forward in history for the first time in feature documentary form.”

For more on the film visit http://rubydee.lifesessentialsdocs.com/. Tonight’s party, a fundraiser for the film project, will feature a screening of the trailer as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $100. Checks and credit cards will be accepted at the door.

You can also support the project by joining the Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674311556/ruby-dee-and-ossie-davis-documentary

photo: Wikimedia Commons

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