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Happy Father’s Day From Island Stage

By June 15, 2012blog

Sunday is a day to celebrate our fathers. I am fortunate to still have my father, he is 82 and lives many miles away from me, but I can still call him and talk with him. I know that there are alot of people who will be missing their fathers this weekend especially. To you, I send Love and positive vibrations!

I think that it is important to note that there are many men out there who are raising children who do not belong to them biologically, nevertheless these men are doing a phenomenal job mentoring, advising and loving these children as if they were their own. To you we say Thank you, and Happy Father’s Day!

I want to recommend a couple of stand out movies about fathers to you, just in case you are still trying to decide what to do this weekend.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Based on a very true story, The Pursuit of Happyness tugs at every emotional heartstring as we discover the great lengths Chris Gardner (Will Smith) goes to provide for his son (played by his real-life son, Jaden Smith). Wanting only to put a roof over his boy’s head, Chris, a struggling salesman takes dramatic risks to make it happen. Nominated for an Oscar, the film captures the depth of a father’s love. Rated PG-13 for some language.

John Q (2002)

With the tagline, “Give a father no options and you leave him no choice”, John Q combines heartfelt drama and intense scenes to tell the story of a father who simply wants his son to live. When his insurance won’t cover his son’s heart transplant, John (Denzel Washington) takes matters into his own hands — taking the hospital hostage. Though his actions are rash and dangerous, the film is incredibly moving. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and intense thematic elements.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Disney’s The Lion King comes to mind as a grest father’s movie, but the picture company’s most recent cartoon Oscar winner one ups it on this list. Finding Nemo tells the adventurous story of what one father, Marlin – does to find his son, Nemo. Along the way, we are treated to a heroic journey filled with hilarious and touching moments. It’s pretty good filmmaking even if it is a cartoon. Rated G.

I want to leave you with two beautiful musical tributes by Ky-Mani Marley and Luther Vandross

Happy Father’s Day!!

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