A project of The Arc.  View the trailer here.

Looks like a winner!


Where Hope Grows, Coming to a Theater Near You on May 15th!

A story of redemption through hope and love, Where Hope Grows tells the story of Calvin, a
former professional baseball player who has failed in the majors and lives in a perpetual
quicksand of self-pity. This all begins to change when he meets and befriends a grocery store
clerk with Down syndrome, known as “Produce”. “Produce” inspires all those around him with
a gentle spirit of perseverance, and the movie gives us a wonderful opportunity to share and
celebrate the contributions that our family members, friends, co-workers, and others with
I/DD bring to their communities.

The Arc is a promotional partner of the film, and we hope that you will watch it and engage
your peers in a discussion of what inclusion of people with I/DD really means by using The
Arc’s discussion guide
. To find out where to see the movie or how to bring it to a theater near
you, please visit the Theaters page of the movie’s site.

Where Hope Grows will be released to select theaters all over the country on May 15th,
please try to see it opening weekend!

We believe the film represents a great activity for your local The Arc and we can help you
procure discounted tickets and work with theater managers to hold discussions in the theater.

We hope you take the opportunity to organize your chapter(s) to see the film and promote
The Arc in your community opening weekend May 15th.  Please contact Jackie Papier at group@wherehopegrowsmovie.com or sign up here for tickets.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)