CABRINI

On Thursday, February 22, Villa will host a free private screening of this inspiring movie two weeks before it hits theaters on International Women's Day, March 8. Following the movie, J. Eustace Wolfington (Executive Producer) will host a Q&A with the audience.
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. 
Mother Maria Performing Arts Center at Villa Joseph Marie HS
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Q&A will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are required.
The world is too small for what I intend to do.
 
Based on the true story of one woman’s fight for the equality, health, and happiness of immigrant orphans.
 
From Alejandro Monteverde, award-winning director of Sound of Freedom, comes the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society's most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen.
CABRINI is an award-caliber film that will bring international attention to an extraordinary woman whose story deserves to be widely known. The movie explores many of today’s most important issues – immigration, women’s empowerment, bigotry and faith – and does so in a narrative filled with vibrant characters and mass appeal. It is an opportunity to use the power of filmmaking to entertain, to educate… and most of all to inspire.
 
Why CABRINI?
 
CABRINI tells the story of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the American Gilded Age, who began with nothing, created the largest multinational charitable empire the world had ever known, was equal in accomplishment to Vanderbilt and Rockefeller – and happened to be a woman, an Italian immigrant, and a nun without a penny to her name.
 
CABRINI charts the meteoric rise of an astonishing and audacious woman who – through her relentless perseverance, business skill and unswerving faith – overcame the sexism of the Church, and the virulent anti-Italian bigotry of 19th century America, to build schools, orphanages and hospitals that transformed the lives of immigrants worldwide.
 
CABRINI is a powerful, inspirational movie that speaks to our time – a time that more than ever needs the example of this unstoppable woman.