Gold Coast Arts, a non-profit multi-arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance, and outreach, and North Shore TV, are pleased to present “Life & Larry Brown,” a powerful and moving documentary from New York filmmaker Scott D. Rosenbaum, the award-winning director of “Sidemen: Long Road To Glory.”
“Life & Larry Brown” had its virtual world premiere on March 27, as part of the Gold Coast International Film Festival’s year-round film screening program. The screening will include a post-film Q&A with Rosenbaum and Gold Coast Arts Founder and Executive Director Regina Gil.
The free film and Q&A will be presented on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on April 25, and running through May 17, on Optimum channel 20, and Verizon FiOS channel 37.
“Life & Larry Brown” can also be seen simultaneously on North Shore TV’s website, www.nstv.org, and can be viewed free anytime through April 30, on the Gold Coast Art’s website. www.goldcoastarts.org. North Shore TV serves the Great Neck/North Shore area of Nassau County.
Larry Brown, who sadly passed away on April 20, 2020, from complications related to the COVID-19 virus, was born in 1953 in Forsyth, Georgia, a town steeped in oppression and racism.
“Life & Larry Brown” is a deeply moving 37-minute film that follows Larry as he reflects on a tumultuous life that led to a murder conviction, subsequent 34-year prison sentence and the salvation that his mother’s love and a guitar provided.
Music was the game-changer for Larry Brown and helped him survive 34 years, across seven different prisons and five parole denials.
While its doors remain temporarily closed due to coronavirus restrictions, Gold Coast Arts is providing online classes and private lessons in all the visual and performing arts as well as online films, concerts, and other enrichment activities. To learn more about all of its virtual arts programs, visit goldcoastarts.org.