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23 BLAST MOVIE SCREENING LAST NIGHT - Good Movie



ABOUT MOVIE:When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage through playing football to step back into the world.

23 Blast is based on the amazing, true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve; he becomes blind overnight.

Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.

Depicting a story of hope triumphing over despair, of courage and faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity, 23 Blast is designed to encourage and uplift audiences.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ INTERVIEW WITH TRAVIS FREEMAN - ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF LIGHTS OUT by Travis Freeman. CLICK LINK BELOW
Great companion to the movie including pictures of Travis playing football. 

http://psalm516.blogspot.com/2014/10/lights-out-by-travis-freeman-wrebeca.html 
Becky Ann Baker actress in film

My camera died so I had to have my son take a picture of us on my Kindle Fire. Only problem with that is it was only set up to take a selfie (I'm not skilled on that) So, my son, Isaac did his best given the equipment, lighting we had and not seeing what he was shooting. He did pretty good!

ABOUT ACTRESS: Becky Ann Baker is an American television, film, and theater actress. She may be best known for her portrayal of Jean Weir on the short-lived NBC drama Freaks and Geeks.

She made her first Broadway appearance in the 1978 production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Her musical and dance background also helped win her roles in the Broadway performances of Titanic, the revival of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, the revival of Assassins, and The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein.

Off-Broadway, her credits include Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Vincent J. Cardinal's The Colorado Catechism, the critically acclaimed revival of George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner's June Moon, Durang, Durang by Christopher Durang, Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, To Whom It May Concern by Terry Stoller, Bob's Guns, and Laura Dennis.

Becky Ann Baker has been in several other movies and T.V. shows like Men in Black, Two Week Notice, Star Trek Voyager - played Nechani Guide and T.V. Shows A Simple Plan, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and many more. It was a thrill to meet her and hear her speak last night about working on this project.

They had a GREAT Cast, Mark Hapka (staring role), T.V's Days of Our Lives, and TV's Criminal Minds, Stephen Lang, Avatar, Terra Nova, Alexa Vega, Spy Kids, Machete Kills, TV's Nashville, Max Adler, TV'S Glee, Believe Me, Bram Hoover, movie debut and also 23 Blast Co-Writer, Kim Zimmer, TV's Guiding Light, TV's One Life to Live, Timothy Busfield, Field of Dreams, Thirty Something, Dylan Baker, Spiderman 2 and 3, Anchorman 2, TV'S The good Wife, Fred D. Thompson, Sinister, TV'S Law &Order, Die Hard 2. 

23 Blast is written by Bram Hoover and Toni Hoover, directed/produced by Dylan Baker and produced by Gary Donatelli and Toni Hoofer. Executive producers for the movie include Daniel, Snyder (owner of the Washington Redskins) Misook Doolittle and Brent Ryan Green.

This was an inspirational and moving story. One you get up and cheer about! This is based on a true story about Travis Freeman. He has a book being released at the end of this month. I look forward to reading it. I loved watching the movie. You will too!

Nora St. Laurent
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