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Dallas International Film Festival Screens: SONG FOR HOPE: THE RYAN ANTHONY STORY

October 19 @ 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Song For Hope

SONG FOR HOPE is a story about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. Part of the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), this deeply touching film spotlights the life and legacy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s very own Ryan Anthony.

The film, directed by Chris Haigh, portrays the incredible story of trumpet virtuoso, Ryan Anthony, after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the age of 42 and given just months to live. For many, this would be a crushing blow, but for Ryan, it motivated him to start a charity called CancerBlows and show the world that music can save lives.

The documentary illustrates Ryan’s rise from child prodigy to musical superstardom, from cancer clinics, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants to sell-out concerts in symphony halls. Despite overwhelming odds and intense medical treatments, his positivity, determination, and passion for performing continually drove him to the concert stage.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A moderated by James Faust of DIFF featuring the filmmakers and Niki, Jackson and Rowan Anthony.

The 16th Dallas International Film Festival will take place Oct. 14 through 20 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cedars. For information about passes and sponsorships, please visit www.dallasfilm.org.

Dallas Film, established as Dallas Film Society in 2006, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to celebrate films and their impact on society. Honoring filmmakers and recognizing their contribution enhancing both the creative community and the city of Dallas, the organization provides leadership in screen education and celebrates excellence in the art of film, television, and digital media. Through a variety of screenings, educational programs, and festivals, Dallas Film raises awareness of the world’s most approachable and inclusive art form. More information is available at www.dallasfilm.org.


October 19
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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