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'The Real Dirt on Farmer John' opening this Friday in a theater near you!

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  • kmiles12
    THE SFVS WAS ONE OF THE SPONSORS AT THE PREMIERE OF THIS MOVIE LAST YEAR. IT SENDS A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE, PLEASE SUPPORT. THANKS- KRISTEN From humble
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2006
      THE SFVS WAS ONE OF THE SPONSORS AT THE PREMIERE OF THIS MOVIE LAST
      YEAR. IT SENDS A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE, PLEASE SUPPORT.
      THANKS-
      KRISTEN

      From humble beginnings on a small Midwestern farm to the bright
      lights on marquees around the country, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN
      has arrived!


      THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN
      The award winning documentary by Taggart Siegel

      You are cordially invited to the most exciting cinematic event of the
      new year! The 18-time award winning documentary THE REAL DIRT ON
      FARMER JOHN is hitting the big screen beginning in January 2006 (date
      and location details below).

      Please share this invite with 10 FRIENDS or more. This will help
      immensely in keeping the film in your local theater.

      THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN is the epic tale of a maverick
      Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely
      stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By
      melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and
      free _expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal
      heralds a resurrection of farming in America. Through highly
      personal interviews and 50 years of beautifully textured footage,
      filmmaker Taggart Siegel shares Farmer John's haunting and humorous
      odyssey, capturing what it means to be wildly different in a rural
      community.




      "This is a loving. Moving, inspiring, quirky documentary
      -Roger Ebert

      "A most compelling character...suffused with a soulful optimism as
      vast as the fruited plains."
      - Variety

      "One of the Top Ten Films of the Year...funny, heart, stirring and
      hopeful"
      - The Oregonian

      AWARDS FOR BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
      Slamdance Film Festival - Audience Award
      San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate Award
      Chicago International Documentary Festival - Audience Award
      Newport International Film Festival - Grand Jury Award
      Nashville Film Festival - Reel Current Award (selected by Al Gore)
      Nashville Film Festival - Grand Jury Award
      IDA DocuWeek in Jackson Hole – Audience Award
      Milwaukee International Film Festival – Audience Award
      Wisconsin Film Festival - Audience Award
      Wisconsin Film Festival - Grand Jury Award
      Santa Cruz Film Festival - Director's Award
      Bend Film Festival - Audience Award (Best of Fest for all Genres)
      Bend Film Festival - Grand Jury Award
      Beloit Film Festival- Grand Jury Award
      Beloit Film Festival- Audience Award
      Inspiration Film Festival - Grand Jury Award
      Inspiration Film Festival - Audience Award


      PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR THE OPENING
      SCREENINGS. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, THE FILM WILL BE AT THOSE
      THEATRES FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK FOLLOWING THE SCREENING DATE LISTED.
      IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE OPENING, PLEASE CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR
      OTHER SCREENING TIMES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT
      WWW.ANGELICORGANICS.COM

      San Francisco
      Opening Night on Friday, January 27. Presidio Theater at 2340
      Chestnut Street
      Farmer John in attendance for Q & A following the film on Opening
      Night.
      <http://www.sfgate.com/eguide/movies/playing/theaters.shtml>
      (415) 776-2388

      Berkeley
      Opening Night on Friday, January 27. Shattuck Landmark Theater at
      2230 Shattuck Avenue
      Director Taggart Siegel in attendance for Q & A following the film on
      Opening Night.
      <http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/SanFranciscoEastBay/ShattuckCi
      nemas.htm>

      Santa Cruz
      Opening Night on Friday, January 27. The Nickelodeon Theater at 210
      Lincoln Street
      <http://www.thenick.com/>

      San Jose
      Opening Night on Friday, January 27. The Camera 12 Theater at 201
      South Second Street
      <http://www.cameracinemas.com/playing1.html>

      Santa Rosa
      Opening Night on Friday, January 27. The Rialto Lakeside at 551
      Summerfield Road
      <http://www.rialtocinemas.com/>

      San Rafael
      Opening Night on Friday, January 27. The Rafael Film Center at 1118
      Fourth Street
      <http://www.cafilm.org/>

      Chicago
      Friday, January 20. Esquire 6 Theater at 58 East Oak Street
      Farmer John and Director Taggart Siegel in attendance for Q & A
      following the film.
      <http://www.loewscineplex.com/nowshowing/showtimedetails.cfm?
      new_theaterid=AAAXQ&showall=yes&CFID=19690556&CFTOKEN=47544401>

      Minneapolis
      Friday, January 20. Regal Brooklyn Center 20 Theatre at 6420 Camden
      Avenue North in Brooklyn Center
      Farmer John and Director Taggart Siegel in attendance for Q & A
      following the film on Saturday, January 21st.
      <http://www.mrmovietimes.com/movie-theaters/Regal-Brooklyn-Center-
      20.html>

      Friday, January 20. Crown Block E 15 Theater at 600 Hennepin Avenue
      <http://www.crowntheatres.com/theatres/minnea_block_e.html>

      Portland
      Opening Night on Saturday, January 28 at 5:00 pm. Cinema 21 at 616
      NW 21st Avenue
      Farmer John and Director Taggart Siegel in attendance for Q & A
      following the film on Opening Night.
      Scheduled to run February 1 – February 9
      <http://www.cinema21.com/>


      Coming soon to Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Denver,
      Boulder, Del Mar and Tempe. For information, please visit
      www.angelicorganics.com



      What People Are Saying

      "[One of the Top Ten films of the Year]. Funny, heart-stirring and
      hopeful."
      - Shawn Levy, The Oregonian

      "Unbelievably special...told with insight and humor."
      - Al Gore

      "A charming, wonderful and important movie."
      - Alice Waters

      "I love this film and have found myself talking about it almost daily
      since I saw it. Farmer John is a compelling and complex character
      whose story will open your heart, break it, and then fill it with a
      redemptive vision. Along the way, you'll get an education about the
      joys and curses of farm life and the issues farmers are grappling
      with."
      - Nina Utne, Utne Magazine

      "A most compelling character. He's a red state American who shows no
      hesitation about riding his tractor while sporting a fushia feather
      boa... suffused with a soulful optimism as vast as the fruited
      plains."
      - Scott Foundas, Variety

      "An inexplicably compelling portrait of a low-key Midwestern
      eccentric. It may not sound like much, but the film's oddball charm
      can melt a die-hard hippie-haters heart."
      - Cliff Doerksen, Time Out (Chicago)

      "[T]erribly captivating and enlightening...a rich and revelatory
      exploration."
      - Robert Sims, Palm Beach Daily News

      "A beguiling combination of agrarian ode and the Electric Kool-Aid
      Acid Test, deepened by Peterson's square sincerity as he struggles to
      find himself in relation to his family's land."
      - J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

      "[A]n inspiring, thoroughly moving portrait of organic farmer John
      Peterson that serves also as a chilling study of superstition and
      intolerance in the heartland."
      - Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene

      "I loved this outrageous film! ... It told a deeply personal story in
      an engaging, moving and highly entertaining manner and allowed the
      audience to draw their own conclusions about the bigger implications
      of the plight of family farms in this country, sustainable
      agriculture and freedom of artistic _expression."
      -Audrey Philpot, Malibu chronicle

      "Genuinely beautiful, and genuinely beautifully shot... a cause for
      hope."
      - Albert Maysles, legendary documentary filmmaker

      "The film evolves into a deeply moving metaphor for the struggles of
      an entire generation. His triumphant story is essential for all us
      city folk who have found ourselves despairing for the earth and what
      has seemed like our inevitable alienation from it."
      - Mark Achbar, director, The Corporation

      "Shot beautifully, with insightful interviews and interspersed with
      creative music video-esque interludes. Directed artfully by Taggart
      Siegel."
      - Sarah Jo Marks, International Documentary

      "Peterson's quirkiness and lovability were apparent from the first
      shot the audience laughed and cried in all the right places."
      - Gayle Worland and Tom Alesia, Wisconsin State Journal

      "[A] wonderful jolt of homegrown sweetness."
      - Larry Carrino, New Times Broward – Palm Beach

      "[A] touching, humorous portrait of an eccentric farmer...giddy,
      heartfelt work."
      - Ray Pride, New City

      "Farmer John is a character of magnitude, a maverick, and a
      philosopher of the soil who is ready to reflect in elegant prose on
      the meaning of being alive."
      - Michael Rabiger, author, Directing the Documentary & Directing:
      Film Techniques and Aesthetics
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