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O.C. native’s film on Marian Anderson

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:54 am

STONE HARBOR — Join filmmaker Bill Nicoletti and the Friends of the Cape May Music Festival for a screening of the documentary film “Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson” at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Harbor Square Theatre in Stone Harbor.

“Once in a Hundred Years” is an award-winning film that tells the story of contralto and civil-rights activist Marian Anderson, of Philadelphia, who reached the pinnacle of professional achievement, attaining worldwide fame and an honored place in classical music history, as one of the greatest opera singers of all time. 

“When I sing, I don’t want people to see that my face is black, I don’t want them to see that my face is white, I want them to see my soul, which is colorless,” Anderson said.

The film runs 50 minutes and the screening will include a Q&A with the filmmaker and panel discussion after the film. This documentary is the directorial debut of Nicoletti, of Ocean City, founder of Going the Distance Films. Tickets are $12 and available for purchase at squaretheatres.com/harbor.html or at the door. Harbor Square Theatre is located at 271 96th St. in Stone Harbor. Patrons can purchase and enjoy dinner and drinks before the showing at the Harbor Burger Bar located inside the theater. The restaurant is open prior to the screening and until 15 minutes after the last showing of the evening. 

The film was released in February 2018 and premiered at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

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