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“ HEARING IS BELIEVING ”

a film by Lorenzo DeStefano



THURSDAY JUNE 9, 2016 - 6:30pm


Cinemark Century 10 DOWNTOWN VENTURA
555 E. Main Street


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The Ventura Film Society is proud to present the Ventura premiere of “HEARING IS BELIEVING” on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm,
at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura.
This locally-produced feature documentary chronicles close to two years in the life of Ventura County’s own Rachel Flowers.


The multi-talented 22 year-old musician and composer was born 15 weeks premature.
She weighed one pound five ounces and lost her eyesight after three months due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).
When Rachel was two years old her mother showed her how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the piano.

Rachel picked up the melody immediately and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. The child had perfect pitch.
Starting her formal musical education at the age of 4, Rachel spent the next 10 years studying at the Southern California Conservatory of Music,
appearing in two episodes of 60 Minutes when she was 12 and 15. A 2012 graduate of Hueneme High School, Rachel Flowers is a true survivor,
a hyper-abled individual whose inspiring story has the potential to become a beacon of hope out there.

Award-winning producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano (“Talmage Farlow”, “Los Zafiros-Music From The Edge Of Time”)
has created a dynamic and engaging portrait of nearly two years in the life of a tight knit American family, a single mom and her two kids
living paycheck to paycheck in working class Oxnard, California, with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack.

Among the incredible musicians featured in the film - Dweezil Zappa, the legendary Stevie Wonder, the late Progressive Rock icon Keith Emerson,
multiple Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, and the young Bay Area jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti.

“Hearing is Believing” revels in Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating in the process the bonds of family,
the divine mysteries of creativity, and the great that exists in the small.

“Hearing is Believing” revels in Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating in the process the bonds of family,
the divine mysteries of creativity, and the great that exists in the small.




In a world filled with Noise
there is another Sound worth Hearing
and her name is Rachel Flowers

www.rachelflowersfilm.com / www.facebook.com/HearingisBelievingFilm


Special thanks to
The City of Ventura, Cinemark, Downtown Ventura Partners & Bell Arts Factory
for making this screening possible.

FILM SCREENS @ 6:30pm


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