Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Big Hollywood Premiere Tonight

Hollywood district of Portland, that is. Mrs. Best recently made a short film about Al Forthan, who she used to work with at VOA (Volunteers of America). There's a premiere of the movie tonight at the Hollywood Theater and it's a benefit for the Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Al was a legendary drug dealer and addict who turned his life around and became a very successful counselor for men with addictions. His street cred helped him reach a lot of people who ordinarily wouldn't have listened. Sadly, he passed away a few years ago. Here's an article from the Portland Observer with more background on Al and the scholarship fund.

The doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7:30pm…be there early to get your free popcorn, candy and sodas.

1 comment:

Crustodio said...

Extremely cool of Mrs. Best.

Plus, I've been wondering whatever happened to Patrick Simmons, so the poster was a real help.