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Little City documentary earns spot in prestigious film fest

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"Share My Kingdom," a documentary film featuring the lives and art of three artists with disabilities who emerged out of the art studio at Palatine's Little City, will be shown at the Athens International Film and Video Festival in Ohio next week.

The hourlong film, which premiered at the Gene Siskel Film Center last October, provides a view into the compelling life histories and artistic creations of Harold Jeffries, Wayne Mazurek and Luke Tauber.

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While the three men in the documentary seemingly have the odds stacked against them, they are able to turn their ideas into reality. With no formal art education or training, each of them transforms their vision into artistic works of expression.

"Film makers from every quarter of the globe are represented there. It's a very diverse and accomplished field of films, and the competition to be accepted there was heated," said Little City Center for the Arts Administrator Frank Tumino. The film will be shown at the festival on Monday, April 14.

Little City's Center for the Arts is located at the organization's 56-acre campus in Palatine. The center provides children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to explore and expand their unique and creative talents, promoting a sense of accomplishment and empowerment through the arts.

View the "Share My Kingdom" trailer at www.littlecity.org/kingdom.

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