LINKS: press kit & poster, facebook, IMDb
FORM: Feature-Length Documentary
RUN TIME: 01 hr : 18 min : 26 sec.
SHOOTING FORMAT: Standard Definition
SYNOPSIS: Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep chickens in their urban backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen and an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge--it’s a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom. Even a mad professor and a giant hen get into the act!
TAGLINE 1: The return of the urban backyard chicken!
TAGLINE 2: Coming to a backyard near you!
TAGLINE 3: The city will never be the same again!
RELEASE: April 3, 2008 (festival premiere); March 23, 2009 (DVD)
SCREENINGS: Since its 2008 premiere, Mad City Chickens has played in over 200 cities and in three countries, appearing in a multitude of film festivals, film series, and other public screening venues, as well as on Public Television. (See the scroll box at bottom of the page for specific screening details.)
Mad City Chickens is as informative as it is entertaining, and it wouldn't be surprising if more than a few audience members went home and started pricing chicks and coops. Jane Burns, The Capital Times Read full review
'I never thought I would sit here mesmerized, open-mouthed over a chicken movie,' declared one audience member at the end of the evening. Neither did I. Kristian Knutsen, Isthmus Daily Page
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TRAILER #1: Released July 3, 2007
TRAILER #2: Released September 13, 2007
TRAILER #3: Released March 22, 2008
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GIANT CHICKEN SEQUENCE: