Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Upcoming Canadian Chicken Screenings:

~October 14th, Ottawa - World Food Day Screening presented by Just Food - 7:00pm (doors open 6:30) Saint Paul's University, Auditorium, 223 Main Street, Public consultation / policy discussion after the film.

~October 17th, Vancouver - Stone Soup Food Film Festival presented by Grandview Woodlands Food Connection and East End Food Co-op - 11:00am Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier St.

~October 22nd, Pender Island - Public Screening presented by the Pender Island Film Group - 7:30pm Pender Islands Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd.

~November 10th, Salmon Arm - Public Screening presented by Committee for a Strong, Sustainable Salmon Arm - 7:00pm CASSSA office, 351 Hudson Ave.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Postcard Design for Chicken Film

Tashai designed a new postcard (based on the original movie poster and DVD cover) to be sent out to help promote the Mad City Chickens film in areas that have not yet heard of it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last Week's Willy Street Screening a Success!

About 50 people showed up last weekend (sept 19th) to see Mad City Chickens in the front courtyard at the Willy Street Co-op in Madison. Outdoor screenings are always great fun! And the weather was just superb!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Evanston Screening Gets Some Press

Reporter Ali Elkin attended our recent screening of Mad City Chickens in Evanston, Illinois where she got to experience firsthand the enthusiasm of a crowd of people who really want their chickens. Evanston currently prohibits the keeping of backyard poultry, but the tide is turning. View the Daily Northwestern article.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mad City Chickens Screens to Packed Evanston Audience

Chickens are not (yet) legal in Evanston, IL, but from the size and enthusiasm of last night's crowd, this city is ready to take the poultry plunge! Nearly 125 people filled the library screening room, and the gears are now in motion to bring chickens back within city limits where they've been banned since the 1970's.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Screening in Chicago's Logan Square

At last night's screening of Mad City Chickens in Chicago's Logan Square, we had a wonderful Q&A session. People from the neighborhood were able to network and talk urban sustainability. We're seeing more and more people coming together to form egg co-ops--one homeowner houses the hens, but a number of others assist in the upkeep and all share in the bounty. This is especially helpful for apartment dwellers with anti-poultry landlords.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chicken Talk at Hull House Museum

First stop on the Chicago tour: Hull House Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois. We talked chicken and showed 10 minutes of film clips to about 60 people who packed the room during their weekly "Rethinking Soup" gathering.

Martha Boyd (Angelics Organics), Shawnecee Schneider (chicken keeper), Robert, Tashai, Drew Salapatek (chicken keeper)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mustard Movie Wraps

The mustard movie, Hits, wrapped on Sunday evening. Just loads of fun! Smart director, good script and great people. What a crew! Filmmaking is our drug!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mustard Label Design

Here's the faux mustard label Tashai designed for the mustard movie, Hits, that is being shot this weekend. It's stars Colin Cameron (that's his face on the label). He played the mad professor in our Mad City Chickens film.

Two Chicken Screenings in Chicago: Sept 22-23!

Mad City Chickens is playing in the Chicago-area on this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. 

-September 22nd, 7:00pm, Armitage Baptisit Church, 2541 N. Kedzie in Chicago (enter on Albany St.).

-September 23rd, 7:30pm, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave in Evanston.

Filmmakers are scheduled to attend both screenings plus a special lunchtime chicken discussion at the University of Illinois (Chicago), September, 22, noon-1:00pm, UIC Hull House Museum, 800 S Halsted St.

Sponsors include Angelic Organics Learning Center, Evanston Public Library, Evanston Food Policy Council, Reeltime Film and Video Forum, Armitage Baptist Church, Earth First Farms, and Hull-House Museum at UIC.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mad City Chickens Outdoor Screening in Madison this Saturday!

September 19th, 8:00pm-ish, Madison, Wisconsin - Outdoor Film Series presented by Willy Street Co-op and Four Star Video. Bring a chair. Starts at dusk in the front courtyard at Willy Street Co-op, 1221 Williamson St. (during the Willy Street Fair). Filmmakers are scheduled to attend.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kelley Baker back in town for Mustard Movie

The Angry Filmmaker, Kelley Baker, is in town from Portland directing the mustard movie, Hits--a narrative being produced for the Mustard Museum. Producer on the film is Wisconsin Film School Director Jim Carrier; Robert is taking the DP role, and Tashai's whipping up some cool graphics for the shoot.

Robert, Jim, Kelley, Tashai

Feast on This Film Festival in New Hampshire

Feast on This - A film festival celebrating farms, local food and community. A week long event, September 14th - 20th, featuring 8 different films in communities throughout the state of New Hampshire. Mad City Chickens plays in Walpole 10:00am September 19th at the Walpole Public Library.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

MCC screens in San Luis Obispo Thursday

San Luis Obispo, California tomorrow night! Outdoor screening presented by Hope Dance Films and Edible SLO - Begins at dusk, Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe, 1804 Osos Street. Christine Heinrichs (author of How to Raise Chickens and How to Raise Poultry) is in the film and will speak afterward.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Press Kit update for Mad City Chickens

We've updated our Mad City Chickens press kit. Info on the film, synopses, high-res production stills, movie poster, director bios, and more.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Blog Redesign

Welcome to the newly completed redesign of the Tarazod Films blog. We think it's more aesthetically pleasing than our old version as well as more functional and streamlined for us to post to.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mad City Chickens on PBS!

If you happen to be in the state of Wisconsin this weekend, tune into PBS to see Mad City Chickens on TV! On Saturday Sept 5th, 2009 at 9:30pm, Wisconsin Public Television will feature an interview with the filmmakers on the Director's Cut, followed by the actual film at 10:00pm.