Updated: November 11, 2013 2:43AM
Gary native, filmmaker, director and writer Charles Murray will be in Northwest Indiana for the screening of his award-winning independent motion picture, “Things Never Said” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the AMC Showplace Hobart 12, 2590 Southlake Drive, Merrillville, across from the Southlake Mall.
A meet-and-greet reception with Murray, who is currently a writer for the FX series “Sons of Anarchy,” and special guests takes place at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. screening of Murray’s movie, which will run through Sept. 20.
Murray, who graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1983, wrote the screenplay 10 years ago. It is inspired by his parents’ relationship.
“Things Never Said” is a story about an aspiring poet who is caught in a dangerous marriage and dealing with a miscarriage. She encounters new love with a man who is also dealing with various challenges.
The movie has opened in selected AMC Theatres across the country and has been shown at numerous film festivals.
Admission for the reception and movie is the price of the movie ticket. For more information on Friday night’s event, call 755-0377; call (888) 262-4386 for complete show times, or visit www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/amc-showplace-hobart-12.
The Gary Community School Corp. is hosting a two-day celebration for education that kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with a free performance by the award-winning Morehouse College marching band from Atlanta at the West Side Leadership Academy football stadium, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, the Parade for Education kicks off from 21st Avenue and Broadway and concludes at 6th Avenue and Connecticut Street at Buffington Harbor Park, where a picnic and an afternoon of activities for children and adults will be held.
The Parade for Education will be led by a NASCAR driver and Gary native who will come in from Indianapolis. There will also be a parade lineup including historically black colleges and universities, as well as Gary’s own Glen Kimble, winner of Windy City Live’s “Search for a Star” competition.
The steering committee for the Parade for Education is still accepting parade entries and school supplies for giveaways.
For more information or to complete a parade entry by phone, contact parade coordinator Charmella Greer at 881-5481. Additional information about the two-day celebration can be found on the district’s Facebook page and website at www.garycsc.k12.in.us.