Raleigh, NC (May 18, 2011)//For nine months in 2009 Raleigh documentary film director Robert King and his wife, Lisa created a film that followed the unique art-collaboration between three local artists: Georges Le Chevallier, Sean Kernick and Paul Friedrich. The result of this process is the film “3 the Hard Way”. Now, two years later Robert King has been diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. These artists are uniting once again, this time to support their friend by raising money from a one-time special screening of the film “3 the Hard Way”. All proceeds from this screening will help with medical costs and finding a cure for King.
King was diagnosed with a glioma brain tumor on January 10, 2004. The spot on his brain had been growing since 2001. He received brain surgery in 2004, and 100% of the tumor was removed. Recently, between May 2010 and January 2011 the tumor returned and is now a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. King went through chemotherapy and radiation and it has not shrunk the tumor. Money is being raised to search for Roberts cure.
3 The Hard Way is Kings’ documentary of the artistic collaboration of Kernick, a graffiti artist from the streets of Philly, Friedrick, a cartoonist born and bred in the South, and Le Chevallier, French Puerto Rican mixed media/collage painter. King followed the three artists as they worked in partnership to create 14 canvases and 15 drawings. Each artist started with three to six pieces and the medium and materials were of the artists choosing. Once all the works had been prepared and painted, there was an exchange and each artist traded out his works for a set of the two other artists.
WHEN: 7:00 pm, Thursday June 2nd, 2011
WHERE: Mission Valley Cinema
2109-124 Avent Ferry Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
HOW: Ticket price is $7.00
To purchase advance tickets go to www.AmbassadorCinemas.com <http://www.AmbassadorCinemas.com> and click "buy tickets"
Screening starts at 7pm followed by a Question and Answer session with Director Robert King and the cast of the documentary.
3 The Hard Way Movie Trailer
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Carrie Le Chevallier
Attachment: Robert King photograph
About Robert King:
Robert was born August 5, 1973. He grew up in Broward County, Florida. He is married to Lisa King, his partner in the film company Octave Blue. King has a daughter named Kayla King who was born in 1995. He now lives in Raleigh.