The Coral Gables Community Foundation Hosted “Graceful Voices” Film Premiere

April 27, 2017

by Gables Foundation

(Coral Gables, FL | April 6, 2017) The Coral Gables Community Foundation hosted a champagne reception and red carpet premiere of the documentary film, Graceful Voices on Tuesday, March 28th at the Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Graceful Voices shares the life experiences and lifelong friendships of nine remarkable women.  It sheds a light on the history of their communities of the MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gate neighborhoods of Coral Gables as told by the women who were born in these neighborhoods and still call them home.

“The idea for the documentary came about organically through our outreach efforts to neighbors,” said Brent Reynolds of NP International, by whom the documentary was made possible.

Reynolds wanted to find a way to “capture, preserve and share their history with others.”

“Their life stories are compelling, relevant, and important — but as yet, still unknown to many, even to those in the City in which they live,“ he said.

The film premiere brought the community together and honored the film’s cast and the stories they have graciously shared. 

“As a film maker, I seek to tell meaningful stories that touch the soul – we call them passion projects,” said Lurenda Turner, Director and Producer of Graceful Voices.

“Meeting these women whose voices speak of their past and undaunting belief in the power of a positive voice, I’m struck how each of their journeys is filled with passion for community and belief in the value of maintaining the family home,” she said.

Turner is an award-winning creative director and President of LT Creative Inc.

The premiere’s supporting sponsors included Adkins & Associates and Coral Gables Art Cinema. Hors d’oeuvres were provided by the Canteen Cuisine. Gensler and Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial were Golden Gables Fund Sponsors.

Proceeds from the Graceful Voices premiere will benefit the Golden Gables Fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation.  The Golden Gables Fund was created to benefit the residents and non-profit organizations of Coral Gables’ historic MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gate neighborhoods. Benefiting organizations include St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center, Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, Inc., The Barnyard, Young Tigers Foundation and Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.