CoMo Famous Finale Party, Oct 23 TEAM MARTHA
Friday from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Support Martha in her efforts to become THE MOST CoMo Famous! Purchase a ticket to the CoMo Famous Finale Party. Ragtag Film Society will screen the hilarious Missouri based film, AWFUL NICE, serve a socially distanced picnic provided by Big Daddy's BBQ, and have other fun surprises in addition to announcing the winner of the 2020 CoMo Famous competition!
Continue to support Martha by making donations here or purchasing a ticket to the finale party scheduled for October 23.
With a hidden talent of making up new lyrics on the spot, Martha has learned that a good sense of humor and a compassionate listening ear will get you a long way. She may not have a favorite of Columbia’s MANY pizza joints, but will likely pair it with an IPA.
A Columbia native who grew up in East Campus in the ‘60s, Martha’s early aspirations were to own a VW Bug and attend college so that she could march in civil rights protests. The Bug never happened, but a lot of other stuff did, things that 6-year-old Martha could never have fathomed. When you’re young and your world is narrow, you need someone to help you along. TO SIR, WITH LOVE, gives us that story.
This movie covers everything – poverty, class and racial struggles, and youthful longing, all wrapped in a story that demonstrates the courage it takes to reach out across differences. Plus, it has a killer theme song.
Keeping with the theme of “education,” Martha has partnered with the Cradle to Career Alliance (C2CA). C2CA believes all children and families deserve opportunities to reach their goals and thrive. Its work is both broad and deep and is aimed at making fundamental, permanent positive change for families in Columbia. Learn more at http://www.cradletocareeralliance.org/.
Martha is thrilled that Ragtag was able to bring this film to the big (inflatable, outdoor) screen. If it’s one of your favorites, come sing along with Lulu. If it’s new to you, come get lost in the story of an immigrant from British Guiana who, like a lot of us, discovers that his future is not at all what he had fathomed.