You may remember a few months ago when the exclusion of Vaxxed, a documentary film about the issues around vaccination, was excluded from the Tribeca film festival in New York.
Well, as it turns out, that exclusion was maybe the best thing that could have happened to it. The resulting publicity has helped spark interest in the film and its message.
A week ago, last Friday, Vaxxed debuted in Toronto at the Kingsway Theatre, followed by a Q and A session with Dr. Wakefield. There was another Q and A after the screening on Saturday and then the film was set to run until August 4th, which was yesterday.
But now, due to public interest, screenings will be continuing until August 11th. So if you didn’t get down to see it already, there’s still an opportunity to do that.
From the Levi Quackenboss blog:
“Surely you’ve heard a few times this month that Robert De Niro deselecting Andrew Wakefield’s movie VAXXED at Tribeca was the best thing that could have ever have happened to it. Even though De Niro was kicking himself for his knee-jerk reaction on the Today Show last week in the greatest six-and-half-minute interview of all time, no one can deny that this has turned into quite the phenomenon.
I’m not going to lie– I was momentarily devastated when I saw the news that it was pulled three weeks ago. “Pharma wins again,” I thought. “No surprise there.” I figured that the two-day ride that the movie had at the top of Facebook’s trending news was over; VAXXED would disappear into oblivion without anyone outside of our circle ever seeing it. Continue reading
“Milk”, the third documentary film in which raw milk and food rights activist Michael Schmidt has figured prominently, airs tonight at 8 pm on CBC’s Documentary channel. See trailer below:
From the cbc.ca promo page for the film:
“Milk: The Documentary is an entertaining, award-winning documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. An inquisitive man sets out to find the facts about milk and discovers more about the growing controversy surrounding it. Continue reading
From Kimberly Hartke:
Panel discussion from the New York City screening of Farmageddon: Panel discussion with director Kristin Canty, Angela Davis, Sarma Melngailis, and Max Goldberg. Photo from Laurel on Health. Click to go to the story on her blog that includes this picture and others from that screening.
December 6, 2011–Washington, D.C.– Independent filmmaker Kristin Canty announces today that her film is being screened next week for members of Congress, and the shocking new food documentary was invited back for an encore run at Chicago’s prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center. This summer’s theatrical releases in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Boston garnered critical acclaim, and grassroots interest spawned 150 community screenings around the country. Continue reading
From The Nelson Daily:
Canada Free Press photo of raw milk renegade Michael Schmidt, via The Nelson Daily
“FLIKS (Film Lovers In the KootneayS) opens the Canadian FLIKS Festival on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. with one of three films in the festival produced by local filmmakers.
Milk War, a documentary produced by former Nelsonite and theatre personality Declan O’Driscoll, tells the story of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt whose small farm north of Toronto was raided by 20 armed officers. They weren’t looking for drugs or guns. They were there for the milk — raw milk. Continue reading