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Monday, October 4, 2010

Movietime in Manhattan: Transition, Starring Mover and Shaker Anthony Bradford Highly Recommended by Whom You Know!!!

It's not who you know, it's Whom You Know, and one of our Movers and Shakers introduced us to Actor Anthony Bradford, who became another Mover and Shaker:

Anthony stars in Transition, so of course we had to review it!  As you know, Peachy is a prep, so she knows Lacrosse.  In fact, everyone that played field hockey in the fall traditionally played lacrosse in the spring, however, Peachy herself got hit in the head one too many times with the lacrosse ball so she stuck to field hockey.  Central to the movie, Lacrosse is a sport that is among the oldest around and is a lot of fun to play if you are a boy and can wear a helmet.

We thought the pinnacle of our sporting weekend would have been the Holy War, but Boston College disappointed us, and we don't say that very often.  In fact, the play at Alumni Stadium on ABC's national television made us cry.  Transition also made us cry, but the good crying.  We were especially impressed with Chris, the protagonist, coming back from adversity to play at midfield!  We think that is such a tough position to play with all the running involved and it goes to show you he must have really recovered if he was well enough to play that position.

Transition is an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity and it reminded us a bit of Mario Lemieux's battle with cancer.  Life transcends sports, but sometimes, sports spurrs you along in life and certainly in this movie it does.  This rare occasion Peachy was cheering along the local team over the prep school but you will too as soon as you sit down with your popcorn for Transition.  We think Mayor Koch would like it as it does have some action on the Lacrosse field.  The only thing that we did not like about this movie is that the guy went for the blonde at the end, and we would have preferred him going for the dark-haired sportswriter type...yes Peachy is back to her natural color for the winter but if you read the bits about Rodney the past few days you know that.

In the final scenes, you'll see that games, although they may come down to officiating, that is not the end all and be all.  Sports are about effort, sportsmanship, and about team play and teaching you how to be a better person.  Whom You Know highly recommends Transition!


“TRANSITION” will compete in the First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival. Competition and voting will take place from Oct 1st-Nov 12th 

“Transition”, written, produced, and starring Anthony Bradford (How Do You Know, One Life to Live) and directed by Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), is a cancer awareness film based on the story of Anthony Bradford’s younger brother. At the end of the film, there is a PSA about Pediatric Cancer and how viewers can help join the cause. 

Members of the crew include cinematographers Jay Feather (The Greening of Whitney Brown) and Jeff Dutemple (The Wrestler, 30 Rock, I am Legend)  and Editor Jay Webb (Breaking Point, Waltzing Anna) 

TRANSITION” is a coming of age film based on a true storyHigh school junior Chris Jamison had it all. He was captain of the lacrosse team, had a great girlfriend, and interest from many colleges for a potential athletic scholarship. In one diagnosis, it all changed. Cancer took everything but his life. Now a senior, Chris looks to gain back his starting spot on the lacrosse team, although his body still feels the effects of the chemotherapy. Will Chris be able to piece together the life he almost lost? 

Anthony Bradford, Christopher Stadulis, Sydney Harris, Stefan Niemczyk, Maria Deasy, Reynold Forman, Joe Sernio, Alexander Bisignano, Chris Bisignano, Edward Cordiano 
Official Website:  

This event is open to everyone.  
Where: Global
When: Friday, October 1, 2010 – Friday, November 12th, 2010
Contact: /

Here is the link to register and vote:
(It is FREE to register and vote)

After clicking the link, scroll down and click on "Transition". You will be asked to create a user name and password, which will enable you to watch the film and vote!

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