Teacher To Debut Film
Mich.—April 27th, 2007) . . .
Most people go through old scrapbooks and take a stroll down memory lane.
Not Gail Susan Mack, Director of the Creative and Performing Arts Program, of
Livonia Public Schools. She decided to write, direct and produce a movie.
will premiere on May 4th at 7:30pm
in Carli Auditorium at Churchill High School in Livonia. The production of
a part of the 2006-2007 CAPA repertoire and give students a complete
understanding of the art of film making. As such, many students in the
CAPA program play key roles in the cast and crew.
story is set in 1970, during the Vietnam War, when there was social unrest
because of the anti-war movement, the black power movement, and the woman’s
liberation movement. It focuses on a group of students who want to be able
to voice their concerns about the direction their country has taken. The
main character, who is very much against this war, finds herself in a precarious
situation separate from everything else going on around her. As the story
develops she finds herself in a position of danger that is juxtaposed ironically
against the peace that she advocates.
to Mack, Dissonance
is full of suspense. She continued, “It does give the historical setting
of the anti-war movement, but it really revolves around what is happening to the
lead character, Abbey. I want the audience to enjoy the suspense, and what
happens in the end.”
reminds us of her commitment to education and teaching when asked what she hopes
the CAPA students in the film learn from their Dissonance
experience, “I want them to look at the world they live in,
beyond high school proms and textbooks. I want them to realize that they
can have a voice in their lives, and that in a democracy the people count.
I want my students to always fight for the best of situations and to always be
true to themselves.”
Friday – May 4th – 7:30pm
Call (734) 425-5942 or visit www.starringcapa.com.
Tickets are $8
Creative and Performing Arts Program (CAPA), based at Winston
Churchill High School, is Livonia's magnet educational program for young
artists. CAPA offers students grades 9 – 12, the opportunity
to develop their artistic skills, aptitude, desire and potential within a
typical school setting. The program focuses on three main strands:
theatre, voice and dance. The 2006-2007 season marks CAPA’s 20th