Sunday, February 6th at 8:20 pm only!
This is the latest film from award-winning director, Ty Cooper. It is a story about love, trauma, relationships, art and community. Cooper was able to capture the essence of a relatable story through the capturing of what he has referred to as “the art of life.” Pulling from his own family’s tragedies, Ty wrote the screenplay as an attempt to connect with audience members with similar experiences. Amanda lost her mother to cancer when she was only 9 years old. She remembers the suffering of which her mother experienced and not much else. Living with this trauma, the film opens with a 28 year old Amanda, a painter awaiting to get her collection into an art gallery. As she struggles to complete the final piece due to health issues, Amanda finally finds a hint of love from a regular in her favorite coffee shop. She’s forced to face the trauma which has haunted her since she was 9 years old.
Amanda was filmed in the heart of Richmond, Virginia for five days with a highly regarded film team with extensive film and television credits. The crew was comprised of New York and Virginia professionals. Ty Cooper wanted to work with a talented crew of people from different geographical regions as an attempt to expand the film’s network. The 45-minute screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion with the director-writer and cast members. Additional information and ticket sales are available through this link. (Naro ticket books cannot be used for this event.)