Sunday, November 13, 2011
I have written many times here about my dear friend James Lecesne. I have written about his talents, his kindness, his soul. James stands behind the renowned and supremely humane Trevor Project—"determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life saving and life-affirming resources." (Click here to watch Harry Potter's own Daniel Radcliffe talk, with James, about Trevor.) James also, as you know if you read this blog, was a pivotal force behind "After the Storm"—an arts-based initiative, a documentary film, and an ongoing effort to support the young people of Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. "After the Storm," not incidentally, is also full-on proof that the faith we place in the arts is wise and fertile.
I have watched the "After the Storm" trailers for a long time (repeatedly!), read the reviews, talked to James. But yesterday my own copy of the DVD arrived. Bill and I ate an early dinner so that we could sit and watch it.
This, my friends, is a movie that can change your life. This is also an opportunity to make a difference by investing in a DVD you will watch again and again.