Farmington Rotary hosts showing of ‘Sister Kenny’

Before there was a vaccine for polio, an Australian nurse discovered an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experienced great difficulty in convincing doctors that her claims were valid.

Sister Kenny

“Sister Kenny,” starring Rosalind Russell, will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:15 p.m., at the Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River in Farmington. The movie has local ties, in that Sister Kenny worked at the Michigan Hospital for the Crippled, which is today the Botsford Commons senior care facility.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the showing is sponsored by Farmington Rotary. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and children.