For Once In My Life

For Once In My Life (FOIML) is a film that follows the inspiring story of the Spirit of Goodwill band. The unique assembly of singers and musicians, all with a wide range of severe mental and physical challenges, share the common factors of music and friendship. The film follows them as they reach to attain a higher level of performances with goals of playing to larger audiences. FOIML shatters preconceived notions of what it means to have a disability and reveals the greatness within all of us. 

Goodwill Southern California hosted a successful screening of the film on Nov. 16 at Laemlee’s Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, at 7:30 p.m. Click here for photos! 


Three ways to watch, For Once In My Life. 

1. Community Cinema Screeings.
This award-winning, heart-warming film that shatters preconceived notions about what people with disabilities are capable of… revealing the humor, hope and greatness within us all will be screening in a city near you! Community Cinema is currently producing monthly screenings in collaboration with partner organizations and local public television stations in over 90 markets nationwide, and growing! Stay tuned for more details. 



Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8 PM 

The Actors’ Gang at The Ivy Substation 

9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City 

Featuring a Special Performance by 

The Kids of Widney High 


2. Watch it at home on PBS.
We are happy to announce that PBS will nationally broadcast our documentary For Once In My Life, on February 1, 2011. Check local listing for exact times. 

3. Buy the DVD and share the experience with your friends and family.
For Once In My Life  For Once In My Life is the winner of seven audience awards, and we are awaiting to hear if we qualify to compete for an Academy Award next February 2011. The documentary DVD will go on sale in February.