Horror King Turns Lens On the World Of Hospice 

From the director of FRIDAY THE 13TH comes an unexpectedly touching and uplifting documentary
honoring hospice care workers: THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR

Be brave enough to have an end-of-life conversation that matters…

Join us Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM for a special free screening of The Nurse with the Purple Hair, directed by renowned filmmaker Sean Cunningham, creator of the iconic Friday The 13th franchise.

The film follows hospice nurse Michelle Lasota (BSN, RN, CHPN, CNIII) as she administers mind-body-spirit care to her unique patients and helps families cope and accept death with compassion, wisdom, and grace.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet Sean and Michelle in person and participate in a question and answer session immediately following the screening.

For more information about the documentary, please visit thenursewiththepurplehair.com.

Please register below to attend the Dallas screening on Friday, May 26, 2017. Registered attendees will receive an email confirmation with detailed location, time, check-in information, and directions to the free screening. Tickets are limited, please register early.

Signs will be posted in the Sheraton directing attendees to the screening room.

Full of hope and joy.

This film made me cry and it made me laugh. Full to the brim with happiness and hope.

About Sean S. Cunningham

The Nurse with the Purple Hair is a labor of love from world famous horror director, Sean S. Cunningham. His personal experiences and interaction with the people in this movie create an unexpectedly touching and inspiring story.

The film highlights how families can learn to accept death with compassion, wisdom, and grace. It’s impossible to watch this movie without feeling deeply grateful to these wonderful caring people as we watch them do their jobs with extraordinary kindness and love.

Sean Cunningham, one of today’s most successful independent filmmakers, is best known for FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980), the low-budget movie that created a series of twelve sequels released all around the world. It remains one of the most popular horror films in history, and is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America. He revolutionized the content and production of independent motion pictures as both provocateur and horror great. He was an executive producer on the hit remakes of FRIDAY THE 13TH and LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Cunningham also produced THE HORROR SHOW, MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK, JASON GOES TO HELL, JASON X, and the tremendously successful FREDDY VS. JASON.

When Sean met Michelle at Fan Expo in Toronto, he was captivated by her stories about hospice. Their conversation led to this documentary. Says Sean: “I was focusing on movie deaths and Michelle was focusing on real death. She said it didn’t have to be scary. She wasn’t grim or morbid. In fact, she has a sense of fun about her, which I never would’ve imagined. And things that she’s told me have changed my life.”

This movie is a love story between the filmmaker and his subject. Watching it left me full of hope, inspiration and love.


More details coming soon. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to screening start time. This is a ticketed event. You will need to register using the form to the left. Check-in details will be emailed to confirmed attendees. For your convenience, a map of the venue is below.


Registration Hours

Thursday    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Show Floor Hours

Friday    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Screenings and After Hours events continue

After Hours Events

Friday    9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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