Kidney Support Foundation Of Jamaica To Host Poto

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Article Date: February 4, 2005 | Publication: Jamaica Observer | Author: Observer Reporter
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The highly acclaimed, Phantom Of The Opera will have its Jamaican première on Monday, February 7, in Cinema 3, Carib 5, at 7:30 pm.

The film which has received three Academy Award nominations for cinematography, music (song Learn to Be Lonely) and art direction, is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson and Minnie Driver.

Phantom Of The Opera is directed by Joel Schumaker from a screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Schumaker. The film is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The movie tells the story of The Phantom (Gerard Butler), a masked man who roams around the Paris Opera House and haunts the singers. He falls for a young soprano named Christine Daae (Emmy Rossum) and tutors her so well, that she passes another soprano (Minnie Driver) as the city's best. He's smitten and wants Christine for his own, but she still has feelings for a childhood love, Raoul Viscount de Changey (Patrick Wilson). Feeling betrayed, the Phantom kidnaps Christine, with plans to make her his eternal bride.

The gala event will be hosted by the Kidney Support Foundation of Jamaica (KSFJ) and is one in a series of events to raise $20 Million for the organisation to continue its ongoing projects in renal health care.

Chairman of the KSFJ Lester Woolery says the activities are aimed at sensitising the public to the effects of renal failure and preventative measures to be taken to stem the growing number of persons affected by the disease annually. In addition, Woolery said proceeds will go towards assisting patients with the cost of dialysis, as well as aftercare support for individuals who have undergone kidney transplants.