Word just in from Jeremy: THINKFilm has placed Dare Not Walk Alone at the Sarasota Film Festival in April. This is a serious festival--despite the mermaid--and will be a great opportunity for DNWA supporters to show the world how important this film. If we can get a full house, people will pay attention. This could help usher in wider release and/or a DVD. The exact date and time are not yet known, but check the festival web site for the schedule. Obviously we will post them here also. In the meantime, let friends and family know about this chance to see the film, meet Jeremy, and have a good time, all in a good cause.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
The new cut of Dare Not Walk Alone had an excellent screening on Saturday night in Buffalo despite the snow. Executive producer Stephen Cobb was amply rewarded for venturing North from balmy St. Augustine by a warm welcome and great hospitality, plus excellent audience participation in the after-screening discussion, not to mention delicious peach cobbler at the reception.
A big, big thanks to Jayme Glover, the Event coordinator, and to all the other board members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority who organized and staged the event, including Nicole who braved the snow to deliver Stephen to the theater (in the photo, left to right, are: Mary, Jayme, Beverly, and Robyn).
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
More details on this weekend's screening in Buffalo:
Tickets are $5 per show and can be purchased in advance at the African American Cultural Center Box Office (716) 884-2013, at the Masten District Councilmember Demone Smtih’s Office (716) 851-5145 or at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre (716) 855-3096. Parking is available in the M&T lot and attendees can get reimbursed at box office.There will be an interactive discussion following the screening and an opening day “red carpet” reception. Executive producer Stephen Cobb will be there. Check out the press release for more details.
Posted by Stephen Cobb at 15:38
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
We will expand on this post with more details in a few hours but we wanted to put up this picture right away...it shows the first ever outdoor screening of Dare Not Walk Alone, on the campus of Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida as part of the InterVarsity group's diversity awareness campaign.
Kudos to Kelly and friends for arranging this screening--it was a unique experience and definitely achieved its goal of raising campus awareness of Saint Augustine's racial history. And many thanks to all who donated time and money. The fund for the rebuilding of the Coley house was increased and more volunteers were signed up. All of which is very encouraging. The film's director, Jeremy Dean, himself a Flagler alumn, was unable to attend because he was on his way to a screening in Phoenix at the Arizona Black Film Showcase. However, one of the film's executive producers, Stephen Cobb, was in attendance and participated in a lively post-screening discussion.
As Stephen reported to Jeremy: "This proves you really can string up a big white tarpaulin between two palm trees at night, point a projector at it, hook up a DVD player and a great big speaker, and show a movie. And you have the added bonus that, just as Kelly predicted, passers by get drawn in like flies."
On Tuesday the 13th there is a screening of the film on the west lawn of Flagler College. The film will begin at 7 p.m.
The very cool organization known as Rosa Loves will be there at a booth selling the special Coley family t-shirts to raise funds for rebuilding the family home.
This is the first time the newly edited version of the film will be screened. In addition to footage of the fire damaged home, new material has been added about the effects of racial attitudes in the after-math of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, passage of which was directly precipitated by the protest movement in Saint Augustine.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Dear DNWA Supporters!
Please help us get out the word in the Buffalo area (as well as western New York and the Hamilton, Ontario area). Have friends there? Have family there? Let them know the film is playing:
Saturday, February 17 at 6PM at Dipson Theatre
This is the opening night of the 5th Annual WNY Black Film Festival and a good turn out would be a great boost for the film. We know it's cold up there right now, but the passion for justice and equality can thaw the hardest freeze. The phone number for more details and tickets appears to be (716) 834-7655. We will post more specific info as soon as we get it.
Posted by Stephen Cobb at 23:58
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Tell all your friends in the South West: DNWA is playing this month at the 6th Annual Arizona Black Film Showcase in Phoenix.
And Jeremy Dean will be there for a discussion after the film: Thursday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Pulliam Auditorium of the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave, (602) 534-0603. Here is the flyer. (It is an Adobe PDF).
Be there if you can!
And thanks as ever for your support.