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Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator
Contact: Jennifer Chavez
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2009
Cody Unser Documentary New Mexico Premiere at the KiMo Theater on July 8, 2009
(Albuquerque, NM) –Christopher Productions and The Cody Unser First Step Foundation are proud to announce that the theatrical release of the documentary entitled, "CODY; The First Step" will have its New Mexico Premiere on Wednesday July 8, 2009.
CODY: The First Step is a powerful documentary that charts the extraordinary story of Cody Unser who was tragically struck with Transverse Myelitis at the age of 12. The disease left her paralyzed from the chest down. However, she refused to let that diagnosis define her and instead at age 13 founded the Cody Unser First Step Foundation to ensure that money would be raised to find a cure. For the last five years Cody has lobbied state legislatures and Congress to push for stem-cell research which offers the key to her own recovery. During the film, Cody shares with the viewers her determination to walk again. The film takes the viewers on an intimate journey with Cody detailing her daily emotional and physical struggles. The film also charts where science and politics intersect.
Cody Unser said, "I hope my story will shed some light on what it is really like to live with paralysis. I also hope that the film will lead to more research dollars so that paralysis—not just for me, but for all people, will become a treatable and reversible diagnosis. I'm excited to share the documentary with New Mexicans in my hometown!"
Chris Schueler, Executive Producer of CODY said, "Cody Unser is an inspiration to us all. Despite her paralysis, Cody has remained remarkably independent. I am honored that Cody was willing to let our film crew into her life and I am confident the documentary will forever change how the public thinks about paralysis and the "differently-abled."
Doors open at 5 pm and the screening will start around 5:45 pm on July 8, 2009 at the KiMo Theater, located at 423 Central Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102-3219. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling: 505-768-3522.
For more information about the Cody Unser First Step Foundation visit: www.cufsf.org or call 505-792-9551.
Swarmfest 2009 is coming to the Complex on June 28-30. SwarmFest, the leading international conference to advance agent-based modeling, is an informal and interdisciplinary reunion for anyone interested in advancing the use of agent-based modeling systems. It’s a discussion-based, problem-question oriented, workshop-like environment that is also non-denominational: users of Repast, NetLogo and even FORTRAN are welcome. Prior SWARMFests were held in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, DePaul University, Notre Dame, Torino, Italy and the University of Michigan.
SwarmFest is an excellent place to present new or tentative results, talk about methodological issues, and meet new collaborators. SwarmFest also serves as a users’ conference for Swarm; we collect input from users and potential users to set priorities for development, support, and other Swarm Development Group activities.
The Swarm Development Group (SDG) was founded in September 1999 as a private, not-for-profit [501(c)(3)] organization to support the development of the Swarm Simulation System (Swarm) and the interests of the group members. The purposes of the SDG are to:
For more information on SWARM, visit its wiki. The wiki also has an overview of agent-based modeling from early work at the Santa Fe Institute. Registration for the conference is available on-line. The Sage Inn will be the conference hotel with rooms available at a conference rate until May 27.
The Call for Abstracts is also open until May 1, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted as a one page .pdf, Arial 10 font and emailed to email@example.com . Decisions on acceptance will be made on a rolling basis, with decisions on submissions made on May 1 returned by May 6, 2009.
This Meet and Greet will be held at the Filmmaker Production Services Company - a subsidiary of NBC/Universal which is a prop and costume shop that is worth seeing! Come check out their huge inventory of movie props and costumes in this fun setting.
About the 48 Hour Film Project
Sign up now to participate in this wild and fun weekend of filmmaking! You and your team will write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours! Then see it up on the big screen that next week at the KiMo Theater!
Come on out and make a film!
The Filmmaking Weekend is July 10-12!
We have 36 teams now and room for a few more. After that we will start a waiting list and if we get 12 more teams we will add a screening. http://www.48hourfilm.com/albuquerque/
Questions? Email Albuquerque Producer Liz Langston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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