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Suwanee's indie film series returns

SUWANEE -- A film that is part of an award-winning trilogy about the transformative power of art will kick off the second half of Suwanee's independent film series this month.

The movie, "Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives," will be shown at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Movie Tavern in Suwanee at 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Individual tickets are $6. Nancy Kelly, the filmmaker of "Trust," will be on hand for a discussion.

According to a city of Suwanee news release, the film follows members of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project who transform the traumatic story of an 18-year-old Honduran immigrant. There is a parental advisory with the film because the subject matter includes adult topics, and may not be appropriate for children.

"'Trust' is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside young people, who may be discounted because of their youth, race or ethnicity," the release said.

The film has received awards from the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, the United Nations Association Film Festival and the Reel Rasquache Art and Film Festival.

Previous installments in the series covered topics that included senior Olympians, New York City cab drivers and a behind-the-scenes look at an up-and-coming New York City chef.

Suwanee is one of about 18 communities representing eight states that make up the tour. There will also be films shown in March and April.