The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Ethel at Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

New Englanders, get ready to meet the Kennedys as you’ve never seen them before. Susan is pleased to announce a screening of the documentary Ethel at The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Supported by Susan, Ethel is the personal story of Ethel Kennedy, told by the people that know her best: her family. Directed by her Emmy-Award winning daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film features candid interviews with Ethel and seven of her children. The film is a personal portrait of Ethel’s political awakening, the life she shared with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.

Ethel offers a rare and very personal glimpse into a public life,” says Susan. “It is an intimate, funny and deeply moving film and I so honored to support it.” Want to join Susan at the screening? Purchase Martha’s Vineyard Festival Tickets now.

Martha, meet Ethel!

Impact Partners Film DETROPIA at the Hamptons Film Festival

For those of you who might be on Long Island, Susan suggests attending the special screening of the Impact Partners film DETROPIA, hosted by Alec Baldwin, Saturday, July 21. This is part of a series of special screenings over the summer sponsored by the Hamptons Film Festival at East Hampton's Guild Hall. DETROPIA won the Editing Award at Sundance this year. It will have a limited theatrical release this Fall, and will premier on PBS in 2013.

If you're interested in attending this screening, tickets can be purchased online.