Friday, September 25, 2009

"A tour de force of civil rights activism, attitude and violation"

That's the verdict of Marilyn Bauer writing for the Treasure Coast Palm Beaches paper in Stuart, Florida, under the headline: Filmmaker shows racism won't be tackled 'Alone'

It feels so good to be part of a project like this when people "get it" the way Marilyn does. Of course, the challenge is to get the message across to all those people who think, like the audience member in the article, that the answer is as simple as "get a job."

Let's see: A job takes education. So is the answer "Get an education"? Where do you get that education if you missed it in your first 18 years because, as a 6 or 10 or 16 year-old nobody made you go to school and simply living in our great society failed to convince you that an education would be a good thing? (Pop quiz: Name 5 rich and famous Americans in the news today who are synonymous with the benefits of getting a good education.)

And who is going to pay for this education? And so on. Clearly, there are way more levels to this than "get a job" and hopefully people who watch "Dare Not Walk Alone" will see that, if they don't already.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Greetings Augusta, Georgia: Last night of The Southern Tour

Tonight is the final screening of Dare Not Walk Alone on the current leg of The Southern Tour. There is a good article in the Augusta Chronicle and already some lively discussion there.

This is the film's 9th screening in 8 states in 11 days. We are extremely grateful to the Southern Arts Federation for organizing this amazing event and to the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its support of this tour and of the independent filmmakers it is showcasing.

BTW, this is also Jeremy's 9th appearance in 8 states in 11 days. Talk about stamina and commitment. Go Jeremy! Well done Jeremy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On the Southern Road Again with Dare Not Walk Alone

We just got a quick update from Jeremy who says the screenings on The Southern Tour have been going very well.

The screening in Greenville, South Carolina was sold out. As a film maker you can't ask for more than that. There were about 400 people in attendance! And they gave Dare Not Walk Alone a lengthy standing ovation!

Check out Jeremy's Southern Tour blog entries. He is at the screening at Auburn University tonight and has the following events still to come (hang in there Jeremy):
  • September 17, 2009 Orangeburg, SC
  • September 19, 2009 Jacksonville, FL
  • September 20, 2009 Stuart, FL
  • September 21, 2009 Augusta, FL
For more details of times and places click here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Go Auburn Eagles: To the DNWA Screening

As part of The Southern Tour, Auburn University will screen Dare Not Walk Alone on September 15. There is a really nice write up of the film and the director, Jeremy Dean, in the Wire Eagle. You can read it online here.

Thanks Auburn!

WLOX: Film explores civil rights struggle in St. Augustine, FL

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - It was an incident that put St. Augustine, Florida, in the national spotlight during the civil rights movement.

"When I came to St. Augustine, I happened to cross some of this black and white archival footage showing some of the incidents that happened there. So, for me, it was a real moment of truth," says Jeremy Dean, director of "Dare Not Walk Alone." The year was 1964. That summer, the city became the focal point... Read more of the interview by Krystal Allan on WLOX.

Thanks for the coverage WLOX. We appreciate it!

Acclaimed civil rights film, 'Dare Not Walk Alone,' at Peace Center Sept. 14

As reported in The Gaffney Ledger.

We have to say that the Southern Tour has done a great job with the PR for these screenings. We hope to see a big turnout in Greenville on Monday night. Thanks!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hey Baton Rouge, Dare Not Walk Alone is playing tonight, 9/10/09

This is Louisiana's first chance to see this award winning documentary in theaters. It plays this evening, at 7:30PM, at Manship Theatre. Details are here.

And there is an interview with the director, Jeremy Dean, right here in the Tiger Weekly. Jeremy will be there this evening to conduct a Q&A session after screening.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Dare Not Walk Alone on Southern Tour: Advance coverage

It's great to see all the advance coverage that the Southern Tour is receiving in local media:

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Screening Schedule for September: 9 City Tour

We're playing in 9 locations across the South this month!

  • September 10, 2009 Baton Rouge, LA
  • September 11, 2009 Ocean Springs, MS
  • September 12, 2009 Clarksville, TN
  • September 14, 2009 Greenville, SC
  • September 15, 2009 Auburn, AL
  • September 17, 2009 Orangeburg, SC
  • September 19, 2009 Jacksonville, FL
  • September 20, 2009 Stuart, FL
  • September 21, 2009 Augusta, FL
For screening times and locations click here. If you live in or near any of these locations, we'd love to see you at a screening. Director Jeremy Dean should be accompanying the film for Q&A sessions.

How is this happening? We are part of the Southern Circuit, something that is supported by the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We are honored to be part of this. Southern Circuit is the nation’s only regional tour of independent filmmakers.