Ventura Film Society Season 8 – “Hearing is Believing” the Rachel Flowers story June 9

Please join the Ventura Film Society on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura for the Ventura County Premiere of “HEARING IS BELIEVING”, the new feature documentary from VFS Founder & award-winning producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano. This film introduces the world to the multi-talented young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers. Born 15 weeks premature, weighing only one pound five ounces, Rachel lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity. When she was two years old she began picking up melodies from her musical parents and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. The child had perfect pitch. Starting her formal musical education at the age of 4, Rachel spent the next 10 years studying at the Southern California Conservatory of Music.

DeStefano and his team have created a dynamic and engaging portrait of nearly two years in the life of the tight knit Flowers family, a single mom and her two kids living paycheck to paycheck in Oxnard, California, with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack. “Hearing is Believing” revels in Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating in the process the bonds of family and the divine mysteries of creativity. Among the incredible musicians appearing with Rachel in the film are the legendary Stevie Wonder, Grammy-winning rocker Dweezil Zappa, , the late Progressive Rock icon Keith Emerson, Grammy winning jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, the young Bay Area jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, and fifty members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.

Advance tickets available at For more information – 805 628-2299 / [email protected]. The VFS thanks the City of Ventura Community Partnerships, Cinemark, Downtown Ventura Partners, Bell Arts Factory, and the Ventura Breeze for their support. The Ventura Film Society, we bring people together in the dark.

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