I thought you'd like to know the documentary film, "Where's Molly?" is scheduled to open for an unlimited run at Portland's Living Room Theaters, starting March 9th.
(Located at Sw 10th and Stark)
This is the first time the movie has hit theaters.
Up until now, it has only screened at the Portland International Film Festival, and at a benefit for the ARC.
However, now you can see the movie for yourself.
It's the heartwarming story about an Oregon boy and his long-lost sister.
With 47 years separating them and a distance that spans from Astoria to Salem to California, Jeff Daly shares with us the local story of his sister Molly's disappearance, the joyful reunion, and the impact that it has made in Oregon.
It's a story we've followed here at Newschannel 8 for two years. I even make a brief appearance in the film, as I introduce our story "on the air".
I tried to talk Jeff out of using it in the movie, but somehow it stayed off the old "cutting room floor". It's truly scary to see myself on the giant screen.
(Jeff Daly and Laural at the world premiere of "Where's Molly? at the Portland International Film Festival)
Over the last two years, I have become good friends with Jeff and Molly, and Jeff's wife, Cindy, who produced the movie.
I am so happy for them that this wonderful documentary is getting more exposure and I hope a lot of Oregonians get a chance to see it.
It's inspiring, beautifully filmed and crafted, and has some wonderful old footage of Oregon.
Best of all, it led to a new law in Oregon that's helping families with loved ones who were institutionalized in the state reunite.
Many other states have now passed or are considering passing similar laws.
All because Jeff Daly searched and found his sister, Molly, then cared enough to spend three years of his life beautifully telling their story.
(Jeff Daly reunited with his sister Molly at Pioneer Courthouse Square)
Thanks, Jeff, Cindy, and Molly.
I'm hoping next year, instead of Al Gore getting the Oscar for Best Documentary,it's you taking home the golden statue.
But, you're already "Golden" to me.