Gesa Power House Theatre proudly presents the award-winning feature-length documentary “Being Michelle” on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
“Being Michelle” follows the astonishing journey of a deaf and disabled woman who survived incarceration and abuse under unimaginable circumstances by a system that refused to accommodate her needs as a deaf person with autism. Michelle’s trajectory changed when she met Kim Law, a blind volunteer life coach who teaches classes to people in prison. Today, outside of prison, Kim and Michelle are doing the difficult work of unraveling Michelle’s history, of telling the story of Michelle’s traumatic childhood and her adverse experiences in the criminal justice system. With the support of Kim, Michelle realizes her own voice and strength. Throughout the film Michelle’s artwork provides her own depiction of the trauma she survived as well as a means to her recovery. Ultimately, “Being Michelle” is a story of redemption. It is about the bonds between women committed to thriving in a broken system, who are forging a path to healing that can only come through facing the truth and communicating it, together.
“Being Michelle” has received a landslide of accolades which are all listed on their website. More recently, at the 2023 IDYLLWILD International Festival of Cinema, an event the Hollywood Insider calls “the greatest little film festival on earth, “Being Michelle” received recognition in three different categories: (Winner) Golden Era Humanitarian Film Award, (Vanguard) Award for Cinematic Achievement Director Documentary Feature, (Vanguard) Award for Cinematic Achievement Documentary Feature.
Reserved seating tickets are $15 for adults ($10 for students) and are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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