Trainings & Events

Kelly's Hollywood Private Screening

  • Thu, February 28, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
  • 27

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  • This registration is available DSAGSL local affiliate families.
  • This registration is available for registered attendees until January 15, 2019. After that date, any openings will be released to local affiliate families.

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LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT!!! 

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THE SCREENING. 


A FILM BY: BRIAN DONOVAN

WRITTEN BY: BRIAN AND KELLY DONOVAN

STARRING: KELLY DONOVAN

Q&A FOLLOWING SCREENING WITH BRIAN DONOVAN


Kelly’s Hollywood tells the intimate story of a woman who was born with Down syndrome and her loving brother who wants to help her realize her dream of becoming a Hollywood diva, until it starts to threaten his engagement and he is forced to confront his co-dependent sibling relationship.


Brian, an aspiring actor, leaves his hometown of Buffalo, NY in the hopes of making it big in Los Angeles. As the years pass, Brian lands roles and experiences the Hollywood lifestyle, but he misses his loving sister Kelly, who he left behind. Kelly, who was born with Down Syndrome and still lives at home with their parents, wants to follow in her big brother’s footsteps but is relegated to assembly line work and performing in her bedroom. To quell Kelly’s frustrations and to fill the absence of her in his life, Brian decides to bring Kelly out to Hollywood every winter to share in the dream. 


When Brian becomes more serious with his girlfriend, Tempany, Kelly becomes increasingly jealous and Brian is faced with a decision he’s tried to avoid: to continue to fulfill Kelly’s escalating aspirations or advance the relationship with his new, fledgling romance. Faced with boundary ultimatums from Tempany, and health complications with Kelly, Brian works frantically to find balance between the two. When Kelly's condition plummets, Brian desperately tries to fulfill her last wish of performing in front of a live audience. But will they be able to pull it off? And will Brian’s own dream of marrying Tempany survive?


“You would be hard-pressed to find a more touching 

and ultimately life-affirming documentary...” 

The Huffington Post 


“What a wonderful, wonderful film! It was filled with such life and love and beauty. 

And it was absolutely hilarious!”

ARTVOICE


“I just love this documentary! It is so full of heart. I laughed. I cried. 

It was absolutely riveting”

Molly Shannon, Actress / SNL Star




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