Each year, the Dallas International Film Festival brings some of the best new and indie films to the area. This year, we are in for a special treat with The More to Live For social documentary that benefits a cause near and dear to my own heart, strengthening the International Bone Marrow Registry.
The More to Live For social documentary chronicles the lives of three influential men, whose paths might not have crossed but are now united by critical need for a bone marrow donor. 15-time Grammy winning saxophonist Michael Brecker, Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi and Dallas-based entertainment executive James Chippendale share their stories in this touching documentary and convey that their cause is easily helped… by building the world-wide bone marrow registry.
In a unique local aspect, James Chippendale, Dallasite and president of Doodson Entertainment, who serves as subject and co-producer of the film, shares his journey with an aggressive form of leukemia. After much research, he discovered that some of the nation’s best facilities were in his own Dallas backyard, like Baylor University Medical Center where he received chemotherapy. Dallas based movie goers will notice many local sites, like the W Hotel and scenes from around Uptown.
More to Live For will be making its Dallas red carpet premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival on April 3, 2011 at AMC Northpark 15. Movie goers will have the opportunity to help the cause by being tested for the International Bone Marrow Registry. After the screening, guests are invited to join the cast, crew and starts behind the film for the special fundraising After-Party at Post-Op Studios, benefiting the Love Hope Strength Foundation, for complimentary cocktails and live music by DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Parades.