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“Because of Sam” Documentary Film Screening Sponsored by City of St. Petersburg

March 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$10 – $12

Inspirational Documentary Film “Because of Sam” in St. Pete on March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day at Green Light Cinema

Movie Showcases the Inspirational Life of Tampa’s Sam Piazza, Who Was Born with Down Syndrome and Won Homecoming King

The city of Saint Petersburg is sponsoring a screening of “Because of Sam” on March 21, 2023 at 2 pm. The inspirational documentary film chronicles the life of Tampa’s Sam Piazza who was born with Down syndrome, won Homecoming King, works at PDQ and is an inspiration to all who know him.

The film shows how Piazza overcame bullying, is an advocate for people with disabilities, and that ‘because of Sam’ many lives have been made better.

City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says, “… congratulations on this important documentary… it will certainly inspire others to be accepting, encouraging, and inclusive of everyone.”

Piazza’s family, friends, WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, PDQ Co-Founder Bob Basham, and representatives from GiGi’s Playhouse, are among the many individuals and organizations featured in the film that is now part of a workforce training program that teaches empathy and inclusion.

“Because of Sam” was produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Tampa native, and University of South Florida alumna Renee Warmack, who will join Piazza for a post-film Audience Q and A.

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March 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$10 – $12
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Renee Warmack Productions, LLC
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Green Light Cinema
221 2nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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