From the Midst of Pain| 48mins
Director: Nunzio Fazio | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: United States
Janette Lane Bradbury was abused by her mother. Her mother would beat her with a horsewhip, a riding crop or whatever she found handy. Lane escaped her abuse by being a dancer. She lived to be in acting class, lived to be in dance class. Lane ultimately moved to New York. She was in the original Broadway casts of â€œGypsyâ€ and â€œNight of the Iguanaâ€ originating the roles of Dainty June and Charlotte Goodall.
In this film, Lane bring others the opportunity to experience what she felt 'saved her.' Workshops in various aspects of filmmaking including: dance, drama, camera, horseback riding, costumes and makeup are offered to abused women, at-risk teens and others that are physically or mentally challenged. The participants are given the opportunity to use their new found knowledge and participate in making a short film.
â€œFrom the Midst of Painâ€ an artistic, unconventional documentary inter-cuts these experiences with the participantâ€™s personal stories of abuse and/or life challenges.