International Acclaim for Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Documentary

When Berlin’s prestigious Short Film Festival ended its seventh annual run on July 5th, it was a big win for the City of Brotherly Love. “Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson,” the entry from Philadelphia’s Going The Distance Films took home two of the top prizes: Best Short Feature and one of five Audience Awards representing the favorite films of the festival’s international attendees. (read more)

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A PHILLY LEGEND COMES TO LIFE: The legacy of famed African-American opera singer Marian Anderson is enshrined in a new locally produced documentary!

Going the Distance Films is premiering “Once in a Hundred Years, the Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson” tonight with a sold-out show at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia!

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The incredible story of Marian Anderson’s life is portrayed in a new documentary called “Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson.”

Director and producer Bill Nicoletti talks about the project ahead of its premiere Saturday at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.


Eighty years ago Tuesday, opera singer Marian Anderson performed on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial, after being refused the stage at Constitution Hall.

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A focus on a premier screening happening in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center of the film called, “Once In A Hundred Years, The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson.”

Director, Bill Nicoletti joins us to talk about the film which traces Anderson’s life and quest for equality.

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