LOUDER THAN WORDS @ HAMPTONS FILM FESTIVAL
David Duchovny With Hope Davis And Olivia Steele-Falconer
Identity Films’ “Louder Than Words,” will premiere as a Spotlight Film at the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Regal East Hampton Cinema 1 in East Hampton, NY, with a second screening on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Regal Bay Cinema 2 in Southampton, NY.
The film, starring David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton and newcomer Olivia Steele Falconer, written by Benjamin Chapin, directed by Anthony Fabian (“Skin”), and produced by Anthony Mastromauro’s Identity Films, is based on the inspiring true story of John and Brenda Fareri, who found solace after the death of their young daughter Maria, by channeling their grief into action and spearheading the creation of the world class Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center through their passion, dedication and fundraising efforts.
David Duchovny (“Californication,” “The X Files”) and Hope Davis (“The Newsroom,” “American Splendor,” “About Schmidt”) star as John and Brenda Fareri, with new-comer Olivia Steele Falconer playing the role of Maria Fareri and Timothy Hutton (“Leverage,” “The Ghost Writer”) playing Bruce Komiske, who helps the family in their long, emotional journey to obtain funding for the planning and building of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in this touching film.
“Louder Than Words” portrays a family who instead of being gripped by loss created an extraordinary place of healing for thousands of ailing children and implemented a national standard for family health facilities. After Maria died, the Fareris learned that their daughter had made a special wish "for the health and well-being of all the children in the world," as part of a school project. With Maria’s spirit guiding them, her parents, family and 20,000 other members of the local Connecticut and Westchester, New York communities worked together to create a state of the art children's hospital, making Maria’s wish a reality.
Today, the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is a place where families are welcomed into the healing process as partners with the staff in the care of their loved ones. This hospital, inspired by Maria’s wish for children’s global health and well-being, not only keeps Maria’s memory alive, but has also gone on to help thousands of children and their families, while becoming the template for future children’s hospitals.
“John and Brenda Fareri are truly extraordinary people,” commented producer Anthony Mastromauro of Identity Films. “When I first heard their story I immediately knew it was one that needed to be shared.”
Julie Fareri served as a producer alongside Mastromauro, while Rod Lurie served as executive producer.
The Hamptons International Film Festival will take place Thursday, October 10, 2013 through Monday, October 14, 2013.
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ABOUT THE MARIA FARERI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is the advanced care pediatric hospital at Westchester Medical Center and is a vision shared by many people, including Brenda and John Fareri, who lost their 13-year-old daughter, Maria, to rabies in 1995. During the time that Maria was hospitalized at Westchester Medical Center, Brenda and John quickly realized that Westchester Medical Center, like many hospitals, was built at a time when families were not considered an important part of a patient's care. After Maria died, her parents, John and Brenda Fareri, learned that Maria had made a special wish as part of a school project: "for the health and well-being of all the children in the world." With her spirit guiding them, her parents, family and 20,000 other members of the community have made this wish a reality. Today, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is a place where parents are not visitors but partners with the staff in the care of their children. The Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the nation named after a child.
For more information about the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital visit www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/MFCH
ABOUT IDENTITY FILMS
Identity Films is an independent production company formed in 2006. Identity Films’ goal is to acquire and produce quality content of artistic and commercial merit. Identity recently wrapped the feature “As Cool As I Am” starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, Sarah Bolger and Thomas Mann.
For more information about Identity Films visit http://identityfilm.com
ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 1993 to celebrate independent film - long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique, varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to the public. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. Taking place among the charming seaside historic villages of Long Island's East End, the Hamptons International Film Festival’s intimate, informal atmosphere makes the festival an ideal destination for cinephiles.
For more information about the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, please visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.