Friday, April 30, 2010

MCC Screens Tomorrow in Haida Gwaii Film Festival

Mad City Chickens returns to British Columbia tomorrow, May 1st. It will screen at the Haida Gwaii Film Festival - 3:15 pm Haida Heritage Centre at the old Haida village site of Kaay Llnagaay (which translates to “Sea Lion Town”). The Centre showcases the unique living culture, art, and 12,000-year human history of the Haida, and we are honored to have our film screen in such a special place.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tonight's Screening in Sheboygan

Mad City Chickens continues to draw crowds. Tonight's public screening to occur in Sheboygan, WI. The event is sponsored by the Sheboygan Area Local Food Alliance.

Film starts at 6:30 pm, Paradigm Cafe, 1202 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mad City Chickens Returns to Iowa City

~April 25th Iowa City, Iowa - Public Screening presented by University of Iowa Museum of Natural History - 2:00pm U of I Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mad City Chickens Returns to Thunder Bay Today

~April 24th Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada - Public Screening presented by Environmental Film Network - 3:30pm Lakehead University, Room UC1017 .

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mad City Chickens Returns to Vancouver, BC!

Mad City Chickens returns to Canada tonight in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. The public screening is being sponsored by Langara College and Village Vancouver. Show starts at 7:00pm, Langara College Continuing Studies, 100 West 49 Avenue in Vancouver.

Image via Village Vancouver. Copyright Randy Chatterjee.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Mexico Premiere Today

~April 21st, 2010 Santa Fe, New Mexico - Public Screening of Mad City Chickens presented by the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute - 7:00pm Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute, 1607 Paseo de Peralta.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wisconsin Film Festival: Waking Sleeping Beauty

We attended the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison this weekend and saw some great films:

Between 1984-1994, an amazing thing happened at Walt Disney Animations--they learned (or remembered) how to make great films again. The documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty tells how it happened, and we loved it. The film was directed by Don Hahn and produced by Peter Schneider. Hahn produced such films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King while Schneider was employed for 17 years at the Walt Disney Company where he held several titles including President of Animation and Chairman of the Studio. Peter was present at the festival to introduce the film and answer questions afterward.

Peter Schneider at the Wisconsin Film Festival

During the Q and A session, Peter Schneider spoke about a segment in the documentary where Roy Disney Jr. stood up for the animators during a time when they were not getting the credit they deserved. Schneider explained that this was probably a result of how Roy's father, Roy O. Disney never received much credit being in the shadow of his brother Walt. Listen to the mp3 audio clip.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Jersey Premiere of Mad City Chickens Today

 It's not Christmas, but it is the "Perfect" day for the New Jersey premiere of Chickens.

~April 17th, 2010 Phillipsburg, New Jersey USA - Earth Day Public Screening presented by Perfect Christmas Tree Farm - On going day-long event, 999 US 22.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

First of Two Mankato Screenings Tonight

~April 15th, 2010 Mankato, Minnesota - Public Screening presented by the Mankato Urban Chickens - 6:00pm Center for Earth Spirituality, 170 Good Counsel Drive.

~April 17th, 2010 Mankato, Minnesota - Public Screening presented by the Mankato Urban Chickens - 1:00pm Bethlehem Luthern Church, 720 S. 2nd Street.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

More Pics from the Mustard Premiere

Curator of the Mustard Museum, Barry Levenson, addresses the crowd before the film.

Standing: Lead actor Colin Cameron (left) and producer Jim Carrier.

Cast, crew and extras from "Hits" the mustard movie.
All images shot by Bruce Broughler.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mustard Movie Premiere Today

Colin Cameron with his friend Diane and Tashai at the premiere. Image by Jim Carrier.

Hits is a short narrative film that was produced by the Wisconsin Film School for the National Mustard Museum (yes, there is a museum dedicated solely to mustard). It's the story of Rusty (Colin Cameron), a ballpark hot dog vendor who helps a slumping baseball team by whipping up a special blend of mustard that, when consumed by the team, magically improves their hitting.

The film was directed by Kelley Baker, the Angry Filmmaker, and produced and edited by Jim Carrier, Director of WFS. Robert was the Director of Photography, and Tashai designed the mustard label graphic and completed the color correction in post.

The film premiered today at 10:00am but will continue to run until infinitude at the National Mustard Museum, 7477 Hubbard Ave, Middleton, WI 53562

Image via The Mustard Museum website

Read the Wisconsin State Journal article on the making of the movie: here