Local brothers document life of inspiring choir teacher

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- For 25 years Mr. Kennedy has been mentoring and inspiring the choir students of Powell High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. His influence has created a strong ‘family’ among the past and present members of the Powell High Singers.

The documentary film ‘Hands in the Air: Jim Kennedy and the PHS Singers’ is a year-in-the-life journey alongside Mr. Kennedy and the PHS Singers as well as a look back at the lives that have been changed by the choir groups that he has led. It follows the audition process, the bonding weekend retreats, the day-to-day grind, the performance prep, dramatic moments, and the individual personalities that emerge throughout the year.

The film also chronicles some events and memories from the past 25 years and takes you behind the scenes of the lives that have been affected by the man and the music.

Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/92358183

Official Website: http://www.handsintheairmovie.com

The film will debut at the Bijou Theatre (803 South Gay Street) on May 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are being sold for $10 and can be purchased at http://www.knoxbijou.com/shows/634861. A portion of the
proceeds from the premiere will be donated the Powell High School Choral Department.

Milestone Pictures is a production company comprised of Knoxville natives (and brothers) Derek, Nathan, and Spencer Hinckley. All three brothers were taught and mentored by Jim Kennedy as members of the PHS Singers. Having been so inspired by his teaching and example, they directed and produced the film to honor Mr. Kennedy and the lives he has touched.



 
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