The Series of Fortunate Events brings you a screening of "Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me" by director Rodrigo Dorfman accompanied by a performance by the Triangle Alliance Chorus and discussion with the film's star Tommy Onorato. Hosted at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary.

This film will be screening in partnership with Southern Documentary Fund who supports filmakers and film projects. 
May 31, 2017

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511

Tickets for the Film Screening are $10 per person ahead of time and $15 at the door. You may purchase tickets here. All proceeds from ticket sales support the work of Arts Access.

The Cary has a Main Level and an Upper Lobby Level. All levels are accessible by elevator. Rooms on all
levels, including the theater, are physically accessible. Physically accessible restrooms are located on the main level in the lobby. The captioned version of the film will be screening and Audio Description will be provided by Arts Access. ASL interpretation, and other reasonable accommodations can be provided, with a nine-day advanced notice. Contact Betsy Ludwig: 919.833.9919 / [email protected]

A limited number of parking spaces are available behind the theater. There are also on-street parking spaces and parking lots near the theater.  Use this map to view parking options. Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in the Parking Lot between The Cary Theater and Johnson’s Jewelers, located on the east side of the theater. Accessible parking is located in this lot.

The GoCary busline stops on Chatham Street in Downtown Cary near the theater via Route 6: Buck Jones. View bus information here. GoCary also offers a Door to Door service for people with disabilities, learn more here.

Rodrigo Dorfman met Tommy by pure chance a few years ago, while filming a project with teenagers with autism. Dorfman was immediately struck by Tommy's love for life and his desire to share his gift with the world. Tommy is a sixty year-old man with autism with the life long dream of singing with a Big Band. Together Rodrigo and Tommy decided to make a documentary and follow how Tommy, against all odds, armed with his golden voice and his all-American optimism, embarks on a quest to have the “world on a string”. (Hint, he loves Sinatra)

The film follows Tommy into his community of adults with autism, the world of jazz musicians, his ups and downs, his work, his quirks and even his dirty laundry. The intention of the film is for the viewer to get to know Tommy devoid of all outside commentary and bring you as close possible to what it feels like to be him, a man full of vibrant contradictions, deep human insights and a contagious sense of humor. Bonus musical performance from Tommy and the Triangle Alliance Chorus, a professional chorus featuring singers with disabilities.