2019 Closing Night Screening Of "RBG"
Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Camelot Theatres • Film 7:00 pm
Poisoning Paradise • A Film by Keely Brosnan
Special live, in-person discussion with Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan after the screening of Poisoning Paradise.
Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines. Discover what’s at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of environmental injustice on a local population. Join the international debate about pesticides that is raging around the world, as well as the people’s movement to hold corporations and governments accountable for poisoning planet Earth.
Keely Shaye Brosnan
Keely Shaye Brosnan is an award-winning broadcast journalist turned award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has nurtured a diverse career covering a wide range of topics, from environmental journalism and animal advocacy to celebrity journalism and apprehending fugitives.
In 2016, Keely made her directorial debut with Poisoning Paradise, which opened at the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu. Since then, Poisoning Paradise has garnered six awards and continues to screen at prestigious film festivals across the country.
Formerly an entertainment correspondent for NBC’s weekend edition of the “Today Show” and CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight,” Keely has interviewed a myriad of A-list celebrities. Previously, Keely was a correspondent on NBC’s “Unsolved Mysteries” and served as a correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and ABC’s Home Show which earned her two Genesis Awards, a Special Achievement Award at the Environmental Film Festival, and a nomination from the Environmental Media Association.
Pierce Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland and moved to London at age 11. At age 20, he enrolled in drama school and while in London, performed in several West End stage productions including Franco Zeffirelli’s Fulimena and Tennessee Williams’ The Red Devil Battery Sign at the York Theater Royal. Brosnan relocated to Los Angeles in 1982 and immediately landed the role of private investigator Remington Steele on the popular ABC television series of the same name.
In April, Brosnan starred in AMC’s new dramatic series The Son, based on the Philipp Meyer novel of the same name about the rise and fall of a Texas oil family. The series was an immediate hit with audiences and AMC has picked it up for a second season. Most recently, Brosnan starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale in Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York. This fall, Brosnan stars with Jackie Chan in the action thriller The Foreigner for director Martin Campbell. The film is based on the book The Chinaman by Stephen Leather about a humble restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is forced to push his moral and physical boundaries to track down the group of rogue Irish terrorists responsible for the death of his beloved daughter. Brosnan also stars in the action thriller Final Score alongside Dave Bautista for director Scott Mann, and with Guy Pearce and Mini Driver in the thriller Spinning Man. This fall, Brosnan will film the sequel to the hit Universal film Mamma Mia.