Friday, June 25, 2010

Two Sceenings of Mad City Chickens Tonight!

 Mad City Chickens screens in two cities tonight:

~ Cambridge, New York, Public Screening sponsored by Hubbard Hall Projects - 7:00pm Hubbard Hall, Beacon Feed Studio25 East Main Street (about an hour NE of Albany).

~ Lockport, Illinois - Public Screening sponsored by Lockport CLUCK - 7:00pm Central Square Building, 222 E. 9th Street, 3rd Floor (about 40 minutes SW of downtown Chicago).

Friday, June 18, 2010

MCC Returns to Vancouver Tonight

Mad City Chickens has done well in the Pacific Northwest. For the third time, it will be screening at Langara College in Vancouver, BC.  Sponsored by the college and Village Vancouver, the screening is set for 7:00pm tonight at the Department of Continuing Studies, 100 West 49 Avenue.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Chickens" Screens Again in NSW Australia

The second screening this week of Mad City Chickens in New South Wales, Australia takes place tomorrow June 17th in Sawtell. The public screening is being sponsored by Bellingen Local Food Network and Community Gardens Association - 7:00pm at the Sawtell First Avenue Cinema, 25 First Avenue.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mad City Chickens Screens in Australia Tomorrow!

Mad City Chickens returns to Australia tomorrow for the first of two public screenings:

~June 13th, Bellingen, New South Wales - Public Screenings presented by Bellingen Local Food Network and Community Gardens Association - 7:00 pm Bellingen Memorial Hall, Hyde Street.

~June 17th, 2010 Sawtell, New South Wales - Public Screenings again  presented by Bellingen Local Food Network and Community Gardens Association - 7:00 pm Sawtell First Avenue Cinema, First Avenue.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MCC "Cult Favorite" in 77 Square Newpaper

In a recent article by Rob Thomas in Madison's 77 Square, he highlighted the growth of the summer outdoor film series to be found around the city. One of the venues referred to was the Willy Street Natural Foods Co-op and their sustainable food series.  Mad City Chickens kicked off that series last year.  Here's what Rob had to say...

See the entire article.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mad City Chickens Returns to Dallas Today!

Mad City Chickens will be screening in Dallas today as part of the World Environment Day festivities at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

The film will kick of the event, created by the United Nations Environment Programme to help stimulate positive action for the environment.

Saturday, June 5th, 1:00 pm
Central Downtown Branch Library
1515 Young St., Dallas, TX

Friday, June 4, 2010

Saki Country: Images From Devonshire, UK - Part III

Roughly 3 miles from the town of Barnstable is Heanton Punchardon. It is here that a young H.H. Munro moved to with his aunts. The house is said to still be standing and is haunted to boot! However local inquiries about Saki revealed little. Apparently, the well-known writer is not so known in his own childhood stomping grounds. It is over a 110 years ago.

North Devon landscape en route to Heanton.

Colin Cameron's quest to learn more about the early landscape and living quarters of H.H. Munro led to what could quite possibly be the estate once owned by the Munros. Now an old folks home in Heanton, the architecture of this building appeared to fit the time period and upper crust class standards of the family. Certainly the ancient church and cemetery which lie next door are from a very early age.

 Old folks home in Heanton.

Home in view of historic church (above) and cemetery (below).

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Saki Country: Images From Devonshire, UK - Part II

H.H. Munro was born in Burma, but lost his mother when he was just 2 years of age. His father, an inspector-general for the then British-controlled Burmese police, sent his three children back to England to be raised by Munro's elderly grandmother and his two strict, straitlaced aunts.

The house they lived in during this period still stands--and is currently for sale! It's about 9 or 10 blocks, a 40 minute casual walk, from central Barnstable to the rural community of Pilton.

Video and stills shot by Colin Cameron on his recent travels to Devon County, England.

Front gate with a contemporary house name displayed.

Front of house looking rather overgrown.

Stone wall running along side of front yard.

From around the backside of the property.

More to come.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Saki Country: Images From Devonshire, UK - Part I

Colin Cameron, co-producer on our potential Saki project, recently flew over to England on a mission to obtain information, both visual and other, about the the countryside in which H.H. Munro was raised and wrote about in his stories. Colin visited the author's childhood stomping grounds where he lived with his the two stern Victorian aunts in the province of Devon near the town of Barnstaple.

Munro lived in several different locales near the town of Barnstable in the county of Devon (occasionally referred to as Devonshire when used in a historical context). This is where Colin set up base camp.

Barnstable town square

Barnstable architecture from the Munro era

Rolling landscape with hedgerow divided fields 

More to come.