“I Remember Nicole” premiered in October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 2019 Marks the 25th Anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder.
Tanya Brown – Nicole’s sister – will join the filmmakers for a Q&A following the program of “I Remember Nicole” and two documentaries, “Love & Loss” directed by Yiying Nikki Li and “In Our Bones” directed Alex Kimura.
Sunday, November 4, 2018, Noon
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry (daughter of music legend Edna Wright and niece of music legend Darlene Love, for music aficionados) bring a resonating voice to the voiceless. They combine heart and soul in this breakout duet.
Two-time Emmy Award winner Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges:
On October 3, 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges for the deaths, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The Brown-Simpson marriage was alleged to have been rife with domestic violence.
Working as a photojournalist, Renee Sotile covered the "Trial of the Century" for more than 100 days. Sotile never forgot the impact Nicole Brown Simpson's death made on her. Imprinted in her mind are the shocked and heartbreaking expressions on the faces of Nicole's family. She and Mary Jo Godges want the world to remember Nicole and all women who suffered and continue to suffer from domestic abuse.
Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges are featured in the books, “The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals and Wheels Stop: The End of the Space Shuttle Era, 1986-2011.” Their first feature film, the award-winning documentary, “Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars” was broadcast on CNN over 20 times and continues to be used as a learning tool in schools across the country and locally at the California Science Center. “Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Star”s is forever a part of history – Renee and Mj are committed to doing the same with “I Remember Nicole.”
To raise AWARENESS on intimate partner violence. To EMPOWER victims. To encourage reaching out, lending an ear, a shoulder, a helping hand to a loved one suspected of being abused.
In viewing, “I Remember Nicole,” your loved one may see herself in the faces of the hundreds of women no longer afraid. She may hear her life in the lyrics. She may be motivated to recognize and admit to abuse. She may realize she does not deserve such treatment. Our hope is that, “I Remember Nicole” will help her find her own voice. And ultimately, be empowered to turn her life around.
Why a song/music video:
Songs represent milestones throughout our lives and touch our soul. They influence our heart and seem to give us the message we need at just the right time.
“I Remember Nicole” is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson.
The real life images in the, “I Remember Nicole” music video represent the camaraderie and the power of women when they speak out, align themselves and rally.
#IRememberNicole promotes the message of love, strength and reclaiming power.
I WILL FREE MYSELF
BELIEVE IN MYSELF
I WILL KEEP MYSELF SAFE AND WHOLE
I WILL LOVE MYSELF
REACH OUT FOR HELP
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW
I REMEMBER NICOLE
"There are no words to express what I am feeling right now“I Remember Nicole” is absolutely beautiful, breathtaking and absolutely mind-blowing! It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.” Huge Hugs -- Tanya Brown (Nicole Brown Simpson's sister)
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