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BC Embraces Movie Premieres

Hundreds of people are expected tonight when A Chemical Reaction premieres in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the local government is studying a province-wide pesticide ban similar to the ones imposed in Quebec and Ontario. We'll do the same tomorrow night in Victoria, B.C., where the local press is advancing the film's arrival: http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/oakbaynews/news/81998407.h ...

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‘Launch One in Your Town’

This is the official movie press release that was circulated to the national media yesterday. Today is Vancouver, tomorrow Victoria, then Stevens Point, Wisconsion . . . A CHEMICAL REACTION BEGINS ‘LAUNCH ONE IN YOUR TOWN’ TOUR Film Questions Use of Lawn Chemicals WASHINGTON, DC — With the start of the spring lawn and garden season just weeks away in many areas of North America, a critically acclaimed, yet ...

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Off to British Columbia

After a red-eye flight home from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in California, that included touching down this morning in a Maine N'oreaster (aka snowstorm for the uninitiated), we'll be in Lewiston Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the winter meeting of the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association. After screening the movie A Chemical Reaction to that trade association, we'll head back to the airport for the long ...

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Save the Date: Hartford, March 7

Though we previously reported here that the Hartford, Connecticut, premiere of A Chemical Reaction would be on Feb. 20, the organizers officially changed the date to March 7 at the CineStudio Theater at Trinity College in Hartford. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, the screening will be held at 2 p.m., with a pre-screening reception at 1 p.m. Suggested don ...

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Set to Open Friday

The nation's largest environmental film festival, with some of the most amazing documentary movies you'll ever see, is set to open this Friday in Nevada City, Ca. Known as The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the event is specifically geared for activist films. In my capacity as an associate editor of MovieMaker Magazine, I've had a chance to preview several of the films from this year's Wild & Scenic lineup. I ...

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Cancer Society in BC Calls for ‘Strongest’ Ban on Pesticides

SafeLawns.org and the movie A Chemical Reaction will play a major role in potential pesticide reform in 2010 with planned appearances in most Canadian provinces. In a press release issued yesterday on the Canadian Newswire, the Canadian Cancer Society called for British Columbia to pass the nation's toughest ban on cosmetic pesticides — and pointed out that a screening of the movie will be one of its tools: ...

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20 Screenings in 20 Cities

We've had no fewer than a dozen inquiries about screening our film in the past two days alone. People are back to thinking about lawns again with the new year here. We have more details on the calendar, at right, but here's a quick rundown of the date and cities for the upcoming screenings of A Chemical Reaction. I plan to be at all of these except the event on Jan. 28 . . . we'll see if the airlines and Mo ...

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Ideas for Saving the Planet

We caught this article from a Vermont Sunday paper. Written by a lovely woman who hosted our film at her facility in Burlington, it's full of great ideas. We're honored that she mentioned our film in the piece: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20091227/LIVING09/91224016/I-Believe-Working-as-one-we-can-make-the-Earth-a-healthier-place-to-live ...

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British Columbia Screenings Scheduled

It's almost impossible to believe that Christmas Eve is just two days away. Are you done with your shopping? I know I'm not. I'm afraid this year will be a scramble. It's even harder to believe that our North American tour for our movie launches in just a few weeks. As was pointed out yesterday by John from Vancouver, I had yet to post my British Columbia trip on this blog or my calendar. I will be in atten ...

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