This Monday on The Lisa D Show we'll feature live in-studio interviews with Gabriel Rivera and Jim Ward. Both guests will be promoting the upcoming fundraiser for Red Mesa, this Thursday at the Garden.
Everyone's Invited: Local film "Red Mesa" - which was shown at the 2009 Plaza Classic Film Festival - went on to win Best Short Film at the 2009 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). It's good news, but the GREAT news is that the win at LALIFF qualifies it to be submitted for the 2011 Academy Awards and possibly win an Oscar®!
To do that, the filmmakers need to pay for a film print, get many more festivals under their belt, and make a whole lot of DVDs "for your consideration". The El Paso Community Foundation is acting as their fiscal sponsor for this Oscar® campaign, meaning your donation is tax deductible to the extent of the law.
HELP GET "RED MESA" TO THE 2011 OSCARS®!
This fundraising event will feature the only solo performance of the year by Jim Ward (Sleepercar, Sparta, At the Drive-In), plus a screening of the film and appearances by co-star Gabriel Rivera and writer-director Ilana Lapid. Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $10.
TO GIVE NOW, PLEASE VISIT WWW.EPCF.ORG/DONATE & TYPE "RED MESA" IN THE BOX READING "Does this contribution go to a particular fund or project?". MINIMUM DONATION IS $10.