Trinbagonian filmmaker Jennifer Thompson’s documentary film, “THE START OF DREAMS” premiered on Tuesday at the Atlanta Film Festival. A Gala Premiere was held at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, Atlanta, GA (there is another screening tonight!!). The documentary was extremely impactful and gives us an upclose and personal view into the mindset and vision of Atlanta Director Kenny Leon. The film also highlights the importance arts education to the development of our youth.
“The Start of Dreams”, produced by Jennifer Gordon Thompson and directed by The Horne Brothers, is the story of award-winning director Kenny Leon bringing aspiring . teenage actors to a Broadway stage in his annual August Wilson Monologue competition. In a new age where Arts Education is considered expendable in such a declining economy, Leon is determined to use his celebrity and influence to expose kids across the country to the wonderful world of theatre. Featuring A-list actors like Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Phylicia Rashad, “The Start of Dreams” is packed with Hollywood’s elite weighing in on this important art form and what it means to humanity.