DANNY GLOVER VISITS OKLAHOMA CITY

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ACTOR DANNY GLOVER VISITS OKLAHOMA CITY

JOE PRICE FALLIN

Actor and Producer Danny Glover visited Oklahoma City recently to see the devastation from the May severe storms and visit with people who were victims of the tornados.

He also attended a private fundraiser for these same victims which was held at Gallardia Country Club. At the event, he spoke about the domestic release of his recent film,”I Want To Be A Soldier.” This critically-acclaimed drama was filmed in Madrid, Spain and released in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews. The film received the Ghandi Award and was featured at the Rome Film Festival.

He was joined by a fellow cast member in the film, Cassandra Gava, who is a Filipino-American beauty who started her career opposite Arnold Swarznegger in “Conan the Barbarian”.

Annette Colbert-Latham from Oklahoma City knew Glover personally and met him at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and arranged for his visit to Oklahoma. She regularly attends the Cannes Film Festival and was co-producer in the credits of this most recent film. “I Want To Be A Soldier” was released in Spanish in 2011 and later dubbed into English. It will be released this fall to American audiences.

Danny spent a day in the heat traveling from Oklahoma City to Moore and on to Shawnee, continually meeting and talking with families and attempting to uplift the spirits of Oklahoma tornado victims. He met with several reporters during his visit both in the field and at the fundraiser itself.

Danny Glover is a legend on the silver screen, starring in such films as “Lonesome Dove,” “Lethal Weapons 1,2,3 and 4” opposite Mel Gibson, “Predator 2,” “Shooter,” “The Royal Tenebaums,” “Switchback,” “Silverado” and many others.

Annette Colbert-Latham and Danny’s co-star actress Gava are working on future plans to bring film celebrities such as Al Pacino, Andy Garcia and other actors to visit the state in support of the Oklahoma Disasters Fund.

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