2009-10-02 / Community

Flight 587 Documentary To Air On LI

"Flight 587 Honor," a new documentary which honors the memory of the victims of the second largest aviation accident on US soil - a Dominican Republicbound flight from Kennedy Airport which crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001 - will be presented on Saturday, October 10 as part of the 26th edition of the Long Island Film Festival. The 1:00p.m. screening - part of the Festival's Film Program Block 1 - will take place at Perspective Studios East located at 70 Glen Street (Suite LL) in Glen Cove.

The film will be part of Block 1, which will include six animated, experimental and documentary films. Admission will be charged. The 52- minute film, produced by Another JAYDEE Production, LLC, focuses on the family members of five victims.

Filmed in New York and the Dominican Republic, "Flight 587 Honor" also examines a number of elements surrounding the crash that the director feels had not been publicized. "I do projects that I am passionate about, and it bothered me that this incident didn't get the attention that other plane crashes received," she added. Having directed the award winning romantic comedy "Closure" (Best USA Narrative Short-2007 Women's International Film Festival) and produced the romantic short "One More Try," the Brooklyn-born director, with more than 19 years of film and television experience, explains "as a filmmaker, I wanted to do something on an important subject matter." "I'm honored to be a part of LIFF.

Several passengers on Flight 587 were from Long Island." "Flight" has already been presented at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and at Columbia University as part of the 2008 African Diaspora Film Festival.

Established in 1984, the Long Island Film Festival is the first annual Island wide competitive film festival of its kind to stage public screenings and champion the creative, visionary and storytelling talents of both professional and student filmmakers.

A total of 30 films will be presented at various venues on Long Island during the festival which runs through November. "Flight" was made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Art, administered by the Queens Council on Arts.

For additional information, contact JAYDEE® of Another JAYDEE Pro duction, LLC at onejaydee@hotmail.- com.

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