WATERVLIET, N.Y. – Shaker Pointe is hosting a film premiere on October 26 as one of its residents, Pat Musick Carr, is set to make her big screen debut. Set during the middle of the Cold War, “The Artist & The Astronaut” chronicles Musick Carr’s illustrious art career along with her activism in social justice. It also tells the story of her love interest and eventual husband, pilot-turned-astronaut Jerry Carr.
“The Artist & The Astronaut” is produced by Bill Muench whose goal is to have the docufilm screened at festivals globally, achieve a theatrical release, and “educate, inspire, and capture the history, love, and excitement of this unique American couple.”
“I wonder who those guys are up there, and what they’re like,” Musick-Carr recalls thinking while watching an Apollo mission soar high above on November 16, 1973. Musick-Carr would go on to marry Jerry Carr who was a part of that mission.
Musick Carr is expected to be joined by hundreds of attendees for the premiere, including her two daughters who also reside in the active retirement community. Shaker Pointe staff, residents, and extended family of the couple will be in attendance.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a Hollywood-style red carpet welcome. This event is invite only.
About Shaker Pointe at Carondelet: Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a 55+ community that is committed to providing a residential living experience to inspire intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth within a community of neighbors. Shaker Pointe provides maintenance-free living in a state-of-the-art community that is engaging, comfortable, and safe. More information is available at shakerpointe.org.