What Happened at the Veterans Home? Film Event

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)


Join us for a special screening and discussion of the award-winning new indie film, What Happened at the Veterans Home? written, directed, produced, and scored by local musician and filmmaker Laura Wetzler.

Nervy Girl Films presents the community premiere of What Happened at the Veterans Home? Starring Sonya Joyner, Judith Nelson Dilday, Rydia Q. Vielehr, and Robin Burdulis. This powerful fictional drama inspired by worldwide events is resonating with audiences internationally, and is an Official Selection at 25 film festivals, winning Best Feature Film in Athens, Best Screenplay in Paris, Best Actress (Sonya Joyner) in Naples, and Best Humanitarian Film in Prague.

50 min. film followed by Q & A.

Appropriate for adults and children age 12 and up

A disabled Vet, her nurse daughter, and a care worker/CNA caught dead center in the pandemic nursing home tragedy refuse to be silenced.

Shot safely mid-pandemic in Florence, Greenfield, Holyoke, and Agawam, Ma, this poignant drama centers on the intertwined lives of three fictional characters: Gloria Michaels, a blunt, charismatic disabled Veteran with a sense of humor; her daughter Gwen Michaels, an overwhelmed hospital nurse; and Mary Emmett, a hardworking CNA care aide and whistleblower, who reveal the truth of what really went on inside of a fictional nursing home during the early days of the pandemic to an inquiring reporter we never see. Mary’s own loss is slowly revealed. These are women you want to know, who share harrowing personal experiences directly with the audience in a series of intimate scenes. Gloria, Gwen, and Mary never shrink from hard truths or shy away from their grief. Still they manage to mine their wit, anger, and strength to demand better and fight on.

Emotional, powerful, and inspiring.

This is a benefit community screening honoring Veterans, health care workers, and everyone we have lost. With respect, 100 free tickets will be made available to Veterans and health care workers. To reserve limited free tickets please contact: info@nervygirlfilms.com directly. In addition, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Veterans organizations.

Watch the movie trailer below or at: laurawetzler.com

Show Date/Time:
Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Doors at 1:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
$18 - $20 + taxes & fees

Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Purchase online using the button on the top right, or you may visit or call our box office at 413-584-9032 ext.105.
Box Office Hours are 3pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday. Service fees always apply with purchase.