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Online Movie Premiere & Director Talk Back for the Norwalk-based Movie: “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship”
October 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Norwalk Historical Society is hosting the online film premiere of “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” and a virtual talk with the director, Kathy Drasky.
Register to watch the online premiere of “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” & join us for a talk back with the director, Kathy Drasky, on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:30pm via Zoom. The film will be available for viewing starting on Friday, September 25, 2020 through Sunday, October 4, 2020.
The film will be shown on Vimeo. You will receive the Vimeo Link and password 24 hours before the film launches on Sept. 25th. You will also receive the Zoom link to participate in the talk with the director on Oct. 1st.
“The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” chronicles the story of six South Norwalk natives — Helen, Ida, Jeanne, Marcia, Matty and Phyllis — the daughters of factory workers, who grew up in the Whistleville section of town, graduated from Norwalk High (Class of 1951) and followed a common trajectory — career girls, wives, motherhood — while maintaining their friendship and presence in the greater Norwalk community.
Learn more about the film and become a backer here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sexy-six-a-story-of-lifelong-friendship#/ 10% of sales of the Sexy Six Cookbook will be donated to the Norwalk Historical Society.
The documentary is a must-see for Norwalkers – natives and transplants alike. It celebrates a community where friendships last lifetimes and landmarks like the South Norwalk train trestle, the old Hat Corporation and Shady Beach become part of your DNA. Whether you have spent your whole life in the onetime “oyster capital of the world”, left for so-called greener pastures or came to Norwalk after living someplace else, “The Sexy Six” will reinforce your belief that Norwalk, Connecticut is great little city on Long Island Sound. You will be proud to share this film with your friends.
Kathy Drasky is a filmmaker and photographer based in San Francisco. “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” is her third short documentary originating in her hometown of Norwalk, CT. Filming with an iPhone, Kathy supplements real-time video interviews with family photos, home movies, found footage, and local and personal histories to bring under-the-surface, yet compelling stories to life. Her films have screened internationally, won numerous awards, and twice been named to the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards’ annual “Top 250 Documentaries” list. Learn more about her work at: http://www.kathydrasky.com/ and http://www.thesexysix.com/