SECOND SCREENING ADDED
Tampa Theatre to host Community Screening of Because of Sam documentary
Movie to highlight Sam Piazza and bring awareness to Down syndrome
Tampa, FL (August 1, 2019) – Due to popular demand, the Tampa Theatre, along with Renee Warmack Productions, LLC, has added a second screening on Saturday, August 10 at 12:30 p.m., for Because of Sam, a new documentary film about long-time PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) team member Sam Piazza, who has Down syndrome. The first screening last Monday drew a near-sellout crowd to Tampa Theatre and opened to rave reviews.
This new documentary film shows how Piazza overcame bullying, won Homecoming King at Gaither High School, and is an advocate for people with disabilities. Because of Sam gives an inside look at Piazza’s journey from birth to the present day, and includes the uplifting perspectives of people who have been impacted by him. Piazza not only overcame tremendous obstacles, but now works tirelessly as a volunteer for Best Buddies and Gigi’s Playhouse; and serves as an advisor to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The 50-minute documentary was produced by Tampa native Renee Warmack.
“This is a homegrown story about a hometown hero that will transform how the world views people with disabilities, and inspire all people to pursue their dreams,” said Warmack.
Tickets are $12.50 for General Admission and $9.50 for Tampa Theatre Members and can be purchased at BecauseofSamTheMovie.com or Tampa Theatre Box Office. Buy online and download ticket or get at Will Call.
Event Details: Community Screening of Because of Sam
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Location: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. Tampa FL 33602
11:30 am: Doors Open
12:30 pm: Screening begins
About Renee Warmack – Producer, Director and Writer – Because of Sam
Tampa native and USF alumna, Renee Warmack, MPA, is a Producer, Speaker and Coach who uses her inspirational movies, engaging events and motivational coaching program to help others claim their power and capture their dreams. Learn more at: ReneeWarmackProductions.com.
Founded in 2011, award-winning PDQ – short for “People Dedicated to Quality” – offers chef-driven recipes and mindful ingredients typically found in a fine casual restaurant with the value, speed and convenience of the fast food and fast casual segment. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two principal owners of PDQ. Beloved throughout the Southeast and now beyond for its hand-breaded chicken tenders, PDQ crafts delicious sandwiches, salads and hand-spun milkshakes fresh in store, every day. PDQ is committed to creating deep roots in its local communities and has given nearly $6 million in dollars and in-kind donations to local charities, schools, and organizations since its inception. On October 30, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant opened its doors in Tampa (FL) and the concept now has locations throughout Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. For more information, visit www.eatPDQ.com.
Jeffrey Kamis, PDQ – jkamis@eatPDQ.com; 813-784-3642