“Transforming Loss: A Documentary” to screen at the Uptown Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m.

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“Transforming Loss: A Documentary” to screen at the Uptown Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the Birmingham 8 Theatre, located at 211 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI
Acclaimed film profiles six Michigan families and their remarkable stories of profound loss, recovery and renewal of purpose.
Bingham Farms, MI, November 5, 2013 — The powerful documentary “Transforming Loss,” produced by Judith Burdick has been nominated and accepted into the documentary category of the Uptown Film Festival to take place in Birmingham, MI this weekend.
Friedman, Burdick, Kain, Green, Kain, Guz, Weinstein, Beckley“I’m thrilled to have been nominated,“ said Judith Burdick, the film’s writer and director. “It’s been extremely gratifying to see the response. ‘Transforming Loss’ is truly helping others heal and transform from grief, depression and loss. I’m humbled to see the trickle down effect my film has had and I’m motivated to make a difference not only in Michigan but nationally in the near future.”
This acclaimed film shares the stories of seven survivors of profound loss. Viewers will meet Molly Green of South Lyon, a 41 year-old mother of four who lost her husband, Michael in August 2010, to suicide. Ricki, Friedman, of Birmingham will tell the wrenching tale of losing her mother at 13 years old. Gary Weinstein, of Farmington Hills, who lost his wife and two sons in 2005 when a drunk driver struck them, will share his story. As well, viewers will meet Virginia Beckley of Bloomfield, who lost her five-year-old son Myles in a horseback riding accident. Elizabeth Guz of Franklin, whose 17 year-old son, Michael struggled with bipolar disorder and died in 2009, will be featured. Rachel and Michael Kain, of Livonia will inspire with their story of losing their four month-old baby boy Collin to multiple heart defects.
uptown-film-festivalGeneral admission tickets ($10) include a brief post-film Q&A session. Tickets can be ordered at
https://www.movietickets.com/purchase/perf_id/724216098/movieid/158683/exid/upe/language/0. Tickets also will be available at the door. Tickets to the Award Ceremony, starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Palladium 12 Theatre can also be purchases for $10 each as well in advance or at the door.
The Uptown Film Festival (UFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form and film production as an economic engine.  It presents quality Independent feature films, shorts, and documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of Birmingham, Michigan. The Festival will screen more than 50 films over a three-day period. UFF attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Michigan.
Here is the link for the festival schedule, http://www.uptownfilmfestival.com/?page_id=397.
Editor’s Note: Interviews with Judith and those featured in the documentary are available upon request. Media: request screening tickets by calling or emailing Peggy Burkhard at (248) 770-5172.

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