Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Also from NCFL...Movie brings power of literacy to big screen

"The story is a familiar one in family literacy--an illiterate teen mother is living a life of despair until a teacher helps her transform her life through education and encouragement.

This powerful story, produced by Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, has been made into a movie that has won a Sundance Film Festival award. It's also one that will be touting NCFL [National Center for Family Literacy] and the family literacy message.

The movie, PRECIOUS, based on the novel Push by Sapphire, with an all-star cast including Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, will be in limited release in conjunction with National Family Literacy Month in November.

NCFL has become a partner with the movie's distributor, Lionsgate Films. It will feature NCFL on its website and provide literacy tips in conjunction with the film.

Click here to see the moving trailer of a young woman who overcame abuse, poverty and an environment of low expections. "

November 20th -- Movie opens in Southaven, Madison, and Pearl, MS.

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