An Evening with the Screenwriter David Healy
Join us at the ICCC on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm for a lecture and screening of "Leaves of the Tree," a film cowritten by Houston lawyer and ICCC member David Healy, who will be presenting the film that evening. As published by the Houston Chronicle, the film, shot in Houston and Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily, is what Healey calls “an intense passion project.”
From the film’s website: “The film originated from a web blog written by David Healey during a protracted illness as a way to keep his mind engaged. A lover of history and Sicily, Mr. Healey crafted the story from his own personal experience during the depth of his illness, his study of history, and his love of Sicily and his family. To his surprise, a following for the blog developed, and Mr. Healey then turned what he had written on the internet, and turned it into a novel: ‘Kindness for the Damned: A Novella of Intrigue, Love and Redemption in Sicily’.”
Monday, January 30, 2017 | film starts at 7:15 pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Previous registration not required, but suggested. Registration fee is $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members.
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Leaves of the Tree
Directed by Ante Novakovic, and written by David Healy and Ante Novakovic; starring Eric Roberts, Sean Young and Armand Assante. (2015, 96 minutes).
Plot: A mystical tree, shrouded in religious lore, leads a once powerful lawyer sidelined by a life-threatening disease, to remote Sicily to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. “The Tree" intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.