A Shelton resident will appear in a film to be shown at a charity movie screening next week. Joan Flannery acts and is the director of the film, \u201cThe Inheritance.\u201d People can see Flannery on the big screen during the premiere showing of \u201cThe Inheritance\u201d on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8:30 p.m. at the Strand Theater, 165 Main St., Seymour. Doors open at 8. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit the Seymour Food Bank. People also can bring canned goods donations. A refreshment stand will be open during the event. The short films \u201cPicnic Perfect\u201d and \u201cCommon Ground,\u201d also directed by Flannery, will be shown first. \u201cThe Inheritance\u201d will follow at 8:30. The feature film is 76 minutes long. Flannery is a 7th grade science teacher at Rogers International School in Stamford. She also is an elected member of the Shelton Planning and Zoning Commission. She thanked the Seymour Culture and Arts Commission for assistance with the film premiere at the Strand. Based on book by famous novelist \u201cThe Inheritance\u201d is set in 1812 and is a family drama\/comedy based on a book by Louisa May Alcott, the 19th-century novelist best known for writing \u201cLittle Women.\u201d This film features Alison Flannery, Joan\u2019s daughter, who is a Spanish and French teacher at Newtown High School. \u201cThe Inheritance\u201d has other actors as well, including students from Rogers International School in Stamford and members of GOALD (Greater Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities). Here is a link to the movie\u2019s trailer: http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=nX89gjiP0YY&feature=share&list=UUHcHXsouLct-skIEMhPkS5g The production company The movie was made by ChrisAl Productions, an independent film company formed in 2005 and based in Connecticut. The company\u2019s name comes from the first names of Joan Flannery\u2019s children, Christine and Alison. One of ChrisAl Productions\u2019 films, \u201cBeautiful Dancer\u201d (2005), won a Bronze Plus Award in the 2006 IAC British International Film Competition. It also was shown at the 2006 Short Film Festival of Los Angeles. Other films made by ChrisAl Productions include: \u2014 \u201cMiss Mannerly\u2019s Summer Holiday\u201d (premiered 2009) \u2014 \u201cSnowman Richard\u201d (premiered 2009) \u2014 \u201cA Vampire in Their Midst\u201d (premiered 2008) \u2014 \u201cMrs. Magix\u2019s Magic Cats\u201d (premiered 2008) \u2014 \u201cA Blue Heart\u201d (2007) \u2014 \u201cTears for a Soldier\u201d (2006) \u2014 \u201cWhat Goes Around\u201d (2006) \u2014 \u201cPicnic Perfect\u201d (2006) \u2014 \u201cStar Struck\u201d (2006) Here is a link to ChrisAl Productions: http:\/\/www.chrisalproductions.com\/Pages\/default.aspx About Joan Flannery Joan Flannery received her educational technology degree from Fairfield University in 2005, with an emphasis on video production. She has taught science and technology in the Stamford public schools, where she has overseen after-school student clubs focusing on acting, LEGO tech, chess, paper puppets, photography, baseball, organic gardening, cake decorating, and Odyssey of the Mind. Flannery is the director for ChrisAl Productions. From directing neighborhood plays on her street as a child, she went on to direct school plays in Stamford elementary schools. To date, Joan has directed more than a dozen shorts and three feature-length films. About her daughters Alison (\u201dBabs\u201d) Flannery is the founder of ChrisAl Productions. She also is the producer, writer, editor, and a lead actress for the films. Acting since age 4, Alison has received a degree in theater from the University of Connecticut and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. She has acted professionally on both the East and West coasts. Christine Flannery is the cinematographer for ChrisAl Productions. She also serves as an assistant director. Christine graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in sociology and anthropology.