Monday
Sep052011

Labor Day and Beyond

Dear Friends and supporters,
We want to report that the summer has resulted in a series of great screenings, from Medford, OR to London and many locations in between.  The film was shown to great reviews in local libraries, peace gatherings, the S. Oregon VA, the Baptist Peace Fellowship National Convention, and most recently at the Veterans for Peace/Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Against the War national convention in Portland, OR.  We have been extremely happy with the response to the movie, and are now embarked upon the next phase - or phases.

First, we have joined forces with Lin McNulty, grandmother of an Iraq Vet and ex-wife of a Vietnam Vet, who is now our Outreach and Distribution Coordinator.  She is great and has jumped in with both feet by making contacts with hundreds of organizations all over the country seeking screening partners as we get the film into local communities everywhere. 

Please consider this to be an invitation to all of you to consider how you might be able to help bring the film to your community, through your school, church, club, business or simply into your own home.  We have added a Host a Screening Toolkit to the website and we are anxious to help anyone pull off a successful local screening either alone or with partners.
  Our goal is to have hundreds of local showings on or around Veterans Day (11/11) and after, and we can definitely use your help in making this happen.  Please contact either Lin (lin.thewelcome@gmail.com) or myself and we will be happy to help you get your screening organized.

Second, we are about to embark on a new series of Film Festivals around the country (see schedule on the right) beginning this September at the Woodstock Independent Film Festival, followed soon after at the Mill Valley Film Festival.  The film will also be used in a major fundraiser for an organization working with homeless Vets in San Rafael, CA, called Homeward Bound.  If you, or friends/colleagues you know, are living near any of these festivals or screenings, please join us and please help by spreading the word.

Thanks for your continued support, and please join us in bringing the film to your community this coming November and beyond. 

Bill McMillan                                  
mcmillan@ccountry.net


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