Friday, April 26th
The Clinton County Child Advocacy Center will screen the movie Heart, Baby! at the Strand Center
Clinton County Child Advocacy Center presents Heart, Baby! at the Strand Center
Heart, Baby! is a true story of George and Doc, best friends from reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer with songwriter Doc as his cornerman. When George is offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics, he shocks everyone by turning it down and this sends Doc on a journey to discover the true meaning of friendship, faith, and the heart.
This story is one of a kind. At the center is a story of friendship, loyalty, and brotherhood between close friends George Lee Martin (GBENGA AKINNAGBE) who is serving a 40-year sentence for “the bitch” (3 strikes: armed robbery) and ‘Doc’ Dixon (JACKSON RATHBONE) a rough Southern boy singer with a life sentence for chopping cars and kidnapping. This beautiful story is framed with the colorful characters based on real people, from the murdering bisexual biker, to the 80-year-old who can’t remember why he’s in prison. It is a movie of love, triumphs and friendships that last a lifetime.
The Clinton County Child Advocacy Center provides a child and adolescent-friendly space for victims and families involved in the investigations of child abuse. The goal is to provide a team, trauma informed approach to minimize short- and long-term effects. Heart, Baby! touches on aspects of trauma, culture diversities, and the importance of relationships. Everyone deserves someone to believe them and believe in them. If we commit to better outcomes for children then their paths to adulthood will be filled with opportunities and successes rather than more trauma, unhealthy relationships and imprisonment.
For more information about Clinton County Child Advocacy Center, please visit
Strand Center for the Arts
25 Brinkerhoff Street
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