Newsletter #32 – September 13, 2018

A Busy Fall — Tours and Shows, Buy Us A Song and a Spanish version

Hi, Mark Kitchell here. Just now we are hitting one hundred shows of Evolution of Organic. Bravo!
 
In September come two tours and shows from Alaska to Turkey. 
Today 9/13 at 7pm it plays the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa. 
Then comes the Northeast tour:
— Fri 9/14 at the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, ME, for a weeklong run
— Sat 9/15 at the Gem in Bethel ME, sponsored by the Local Food Connection
— Sun 9/16 at the Savoy Cinema in Montpelier VT
— Mon 9/17 at Amherst Cinema in Amherst MA.
Thanks to NOFA/Mass founders Julie Rawson, Jack Kittredge and their son Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association. The three of them will appear in Amherst. 
 
Next is the Homer Documentary Film Festival in Alaska, three shows on 9/21-23-25.
EOO’s Southern California campaign is funded by Dr. Bronner’s and organized by 360 Degree Communications. It begins with three events:
— Sat 9/29, 10:30am, Main Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5thSt, downtown LA
— Sat 9/29, 6:00pm, The Ecology Center, San Juan Capistrano. 32701 Alipaz St.
Including Dr. Bronner’s film Journey to Serendipol
— Sun 9/30, 1:30pm So Cal Environmental Coalition presents in the San Fernando Valley at Columbia College Hollywood, 18618 Oxnard St., Tarzana.
 
I’ll appear at all Northeast tour stops and the Southern California campaign. The Heirloom Expo tonight too. You can find the full schedule on our website:  http://evolutionoforganic.com/ Other upcoming shows include Wodonga Valley in Australia; BIFED Festival in Turkey; Watsonville Film Fest (CA); Friday Harbor Film Fest (WA); and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Ojai Film Fest is set for 11/11 at 1pm. Shows at the Huntington Library in San Marino and the Farm Lab in Escondido are set but not dated. We’re working on a Northwest tour for November and much more. 
I committed to eighteen months of grassroots outreach. A year has passed successfully. Six months more before I move on. So if you have any ideas or offers, now is the time to speak up. 
 
Good news about BUY US A SONG — our crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising $20,000 to license five pieces of music. In June and July twenty-seven generous souls donated more than half: $12,140. That’s enough to license the Grateful Dead’s Uncle John’s Band. Hooray! Now we are raising funds for Dave Mallett’s iconic Garden Song and Country Joe & the Fish’s Fixin’ to Die Rag. The musicians deserve to get paid too. 
 
You can find the Buy Us A Song campaign on the film’s website:        http://evolutionoforganic.com/
On the top menu, click on the tab:         Buy Us A Song
There are two ways to contribute: via PayPal; or a tax-deductible donation to our fiscal sponsor IDA. 
Please help us the last mile of the way. Every contribution counts.
 
We’re also working on a Spanish dubbed version of the film. Ellen Farmer has done a great job of organizing the translation and recording. Now things are on hold until we raise funds for the editor. About $3,000 is what’s needed. If you’d like to help, I’d be ever so grateful. We’re eager to take the film to farmworker communities.
 
I’m excited to welcome aboard as sales agent for the film Lorraine Hess. We haven’t yet pushed sales to broadcast television and digital channels, streaming, downloads and consumer DVD. It will be interesting to see what we can do. 
 
Link to the Square store, where you can purchase a DVD or download:  
https://squareup.com/store/mark-kitchell
 
Link to fiscal sponsor IDA site, where you can make a donation:
http://documentary.org/film/evolution-organic
 
Link to the Evolution of Organic website, which includes the BUY US A SONG campaign, the trailer and lots of written info about the film, the screening schedule and a companion book by Kim Bancroft:
http://evolutionoforganic.com/
 
Hope to see you out on the hustings. Please spread the word via emails and social media – we depend on you for grassroots outreach. Consider one last contribution to bring the film home. 
And a big thanks to everyone whose support got us this far. 

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