See True Blood’s Tanya Wright’s New Movie “Butterfly Rising”

April 7, 2012 by  

Tanya Wright who plays True Blood's Kenya and author/producer of "Butterfly Rising"

“Butterfly Rising”

Lucky fans of True Blood‘s Kenya, Tanya Wright, who live in the San Francisco area can see Tanya’s movie, “Butterfly Rising” before it is given a wider release. The movie, based on Tanya’s debut book of the same name, will be shown at the San Francisco International Woman’s Film Festival in San Francisco,California, Saturday April 14th at 3pm at the Roxie Theater. In its 8th year, the SFIWFF is billed as a “comprehensive three-day celebration of films directed by women. The 2012 selection of diverse films celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema and represents a convergence of excellence in filmmaking from around the globe.” Tanya let us at know that not only will you be able to see the movie before others, but that autographed copies of the book will be on sale at the event. Tanya confided to us that not everything in the book is in the movie so you will want to pick up the book! “Butterfly Rising” leads off a 3 movie trifecta at the Roxie that night being followed by “All She Can (Benavides Born)” the story of a woman weight lifter trying to win a scholarship to fulfill her life’s dream and “Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology” the tale of our love/hate relationship with technology. To get tickets and ensure you can get into the event, visit the Francisco International Woman’s Film Festival site!

Movie Description

Publication Date: August 5, 2010
Lilah Belle has always been a trifle odd to folks in her tiny town of Lucasville; a “singer who didn’t sing no more,” Lilah is prone to dancing in the streets, dressing outlandishly and weaving fantastic stories. But when her beloved brother dies suddenly, Lilah’s grief sends her into a topsy turvy tailspin. Desperate to escape her painful new reality, she hits the road with the unlikeliest of travelling companions: Rose Johnson, a newcomer whose scandalous behavior in the small, sleepy town has branded her a scarlet woman. Anxious to escape their bleak realities, the women strike out in a stolen vintage pickup truck, barreling toward a fated encounter with the mythical, magical Lazarus of the Butterflies. Legend has it that Lazarus can “heal you and make your dreams come true.” The adventure that unfolds will transform their destinies, binding Lilah and Rose together forever. Richly evocative, Butterfly Rising is a timeless tale of friendship and courage, etched with pain and joy.
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Tanya Wright, True Blood's Kenya, presents her premiere novel, Butterfly Rising.

Tanya Wright, True Blood's Kenya, presents her premiere novel, Butterfly Rising.

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Credits: Francisco International Woman’s Film Festival