Thursday, May 24, 2012

5 Years On: On sale but not selling

Five years ago we began negotiating the theatrical and DVD release of Dare Not Walk Alone. We had high hopes that this would lead to revenue, enough to pay back the people who lent their time and money to making the film, and then give something back to the community whose story is told in the film. Sadly those hopes have faded, as reflected in the film's latest financial statement. Stephen Cobb has blogged about this over on his personal blog.

Fortunately, we think the film will live on, in community screenings, often around the time of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. And hopefully there are still people out there who were inspired by the film to make a difference in their communities.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Dare Not Walk Alone featured at the Tallahassee Film Festival 2012 Tribute to African-American Films

We're proud to see Dare Not Walk Alone featured at the Tallahassee Film Festival 2012 Tribute to African-American Films.

If you can't make the screenings, you can always rent or buy online from amazon instant video.

With many thanks from the film's producers...Jeremy Dean, Stephen Cobb, and Richard Mergener

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Screenings of Dare Not Walk Alone for Black History Month 2011

Great to see a new screening of Dare Not Walk Alone in Florida in February. Check out the Tallahassee Film Society website. Showing is February 3 through 8, with an appearance by Tom Roche who was closely involved in bringing the film to its finished state.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed

Today we honor and remember the man born yesterday, January 15, in 1929. He would be 83. Dr. King left us with so much good advice, including my favorite quote:
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”
Over the years I have tried to do my part to keep Dr. King's legacy fresh in the minds of new generations, for example by helping others to capture the genius and bravery of his campaign of non-violence against segregation. (You can catch a glimpse here or spend 80 minutes to watch the whole story.)

We should never forget how much the civil rights movement was a fight to wrest equality and human dignity from the hands of those who would forever have denied it. To win that fight with a minimum of bloodshed was one of the great human achievements of the last 50 years.