MovieMaker Magazine to Present A Chemical Reaction in Hollywood
MovieMaker Magazine, the most widely read independent film magazine in the world, has signed on to present our movie for its Hollywood premiere three weeks from today, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. at the New Beverly Cinema. Please share this press release from MovieMaker and tell everyone you know in California!
Award-Winning Environmental & Health Documentary
Hollywood Launches A Chemical Reaction Feb. 28
LOS ANGELES — Calling it “one of the most important environmental documentaries,” MovieMaker Magazine will join Seventh Generation and Fire Belly Organics in hosting a special Hollywood screening of A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the New Beverly Cinema. A panel discussion will follow.
The film, about the lawn pesticide revolt that has swept across Canada, has already delighted sold-out audiences across North America. The Montreal Gazette awarded four stars and Greg von Hausch, Director of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival said his audience was enthralled at the U.S. Premiere of the film in November.
“Fascinating. Enlightening. Frightening,” said von Hausch. “A Chemical Reaction kept my audience rapt with attention! This film should be required viewing.”
“It’s one of the most eye-opening environmental documentaries I’ve ever seen,” said Tim Rhys, the publisher of MovieMaker. “Like Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock before them, A Chemical Reaction’s filmmakers Paul Tukey and Brett Plymale do an outstanding job of bringing an insidious health issue to light in a way that’s both entertaining and engaging. If you have children and care about the world they’re growing up in, then despite the fact that it may leave you shaken, if not enraged, A Chemical Reaction is a film you need to see.”
A Chemical Reaction tells the story of Tukey, a nationally recognized author and environmental advocate, whose international campaign for SafeLawns.org included a trip to remote Hudson, Quebec, in 2008. Inspired by a local doctor, June Irwin, Hudson had become the first town in North America to ban lawn chemicals used to kill weeds and insects. The town was subsequently sued by the world’s largest lawn care company then known as ChemLawn — yet to many people’s surprise, the town of 5,088 won all court challenges all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court in 2001.
As a result of the Hudson case, lawn chemicals are now banned in more than half of Canada and not sold in Home Depot and other major retail chains in that country. The same lawn chemicals are still sold in the U.S., however.
“We’re thrilled to be supporting A Chemical Reaction, as it is exactly this type of grass-root effort that will create the change needed to make our world safer and healthier for generations to come.” said David Kimbell, Chief Marketing Officer of Seventh Generation.
Tukey and Rhys and numerous other members of the California environmental and health community will be on hand for the screening and a panel discussion.
TICKETS: By donation only ($10 suggested).