Patagonia Rising Across the Americas
There is so much to report:
We have been accepted into the Valdivia International Film Festival. We have not received our screening schedule yet but the festival runs from Oct 11-16. With the help of the Chilean Film Commission, Patagonia Sin Represas, and university students we are organizing a screening tour to five or more cities near Valdivia immediately following the festival. We are seeking targeted donations to support this tour of the film through the Lakes District of Chile. Please visit our “support” page to make a donation.
In Santiago, the Cine Arte Alameda is interested in screening Patagonia Se Levanta after the festival in Valdivia. The tentative screening date is Oct 18. Please stay tuned for more information. We will have plenty of time to advertise this show and plan to sell the theater out! One volunteer in Santiago, Fernanda Brito-Muñoz, is organizing this event. She has already organized and hosted a half dozen screenings at public libraries around the city. She has volunteered all of her time and covered expenses out of her own pocket. We are seeking donations, to make the Alameda event a huge success and to pay for advertising and for Fernanda’s time. Thank you for the support!
In the US…
New opportunities open up almost every week. Some recent highlights include:
… A sold-out show at the Silco Theater in Silver City, New Mexico last night. Thanks to Cheryl and Jonathan Leidich, the WNMU-Silver City International Film Society, Aldo Leopold High School, Gila Resources Information Project, and the Gila Conservation Coalition for making this event such a huge success. Proceeds from this event are going directly toward the Lakes District film tour described above.
… A packed screening at the Mission Theater in Portland, OR last weekend, organized by director Brian Lilla. Thanks to all those involved for this successful event.
On August 23rd Patagonia Rising took CU Boulder by storm. About 250 people filled the humanities facility, leaving standing room only. Thanks to CU and the Environmental Center for hosting this event and thanks to all that made it so successful.
On Agust 17th, Patagonia Rising screened at the Isis Theater in Aspen, CO, kicking off the 8th annual American Renewable Energy Day Summit. Daniel Gonzalez, a tireless Chilean activist and river advocate, joined director, Brian Lilla, on stage for the post-show Q and A. Thanks to Daniel for sharing his first-hand perspectives on the current situation in Chile. Founder, Producer, and Director of AREDAY, Chip Comins made a special appearance at the screening to thank us for helping avert an ecological disaster in Chile while highlighting sustainable solutions to future energy demands. And the Aspen Times selected Patagonia Rising as this year’s editor’s pick for the one-day film festival: http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/148514
We are participating in film festivals from Oaxaca, Mexico to Santa Rosa, CA. Check out our “screenings” page for a show near you!