NIPRA Fundraiser “Trainsforming America” 6.28.13
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Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s exclusive screening of Trainsforming America – with filmmaker/director Rebecca Sansom! And get an update on passenger rail progress in Northern Indiana.
When: Friday, 6.28.13, at 6:30 pm. Q&A with director Rebecca Sansom following the screening. Reception beginning 5:45.
Where: University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 411 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne 46802
Tickets $10; $5 children under 12. On-line sales at EventBrite: http://niprarailfundraiser.eventbrite.com ; advance sales at Visit Fort Wayne; 927 S. Harrison St., 1st Floor; Fort Wayne 46802 Mon 9:30 – 5:00; Tues-Fri 8:00-5:00; Sat 9:00-4:00.
Why This Film Now?
Trainsforming America director Rebecca Sansom says, “I hope that the film can play a part in encouraging policy-makers and citizens to realize that expanding our rail infrastructure is crucial to the future of transportation in the U.S.”
“This film is a basic primer on why trains are wonderful and, oddly, how to use them,” writes Christian Wolmar, author of The Great American Revolution: The History of American Railroads.
Upcoming screenings of the acclaimed documentary in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Nashville, Tennessee are drawing attention to intercity passenger rail development in diverse regions of the U.S. More information about the film is available at www.trainsformingamericafilm.com.
This PNC-sponsored event benefits the work of the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, Inc., a nonprofit organization working since 2009 to plan and promote a high speed rail corridor connecting Fort Wayne to Chicago as well as points east.