The Email that Started it All Jan 31. 2013 | Comments (0)
From: Mental Health Association of Portland [mailto:Mental_Health_Association_of_Por@mail.vresp.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:06 AM
To: Human Resources Email
Subject: Film premiere of Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse
Six years of waiting. Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse is finished. Are you ready to see it?
ACCEPTED - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Mental health advocates asked Brian Lindstrom to make Alien Boy because we knew in 2006 there would be no justice at City Hall or in the County Commission, or in criminal or civil courts. We knew there would be no changes in public health policy or procedure which would protect someone like Jim. We knew the police officers would never be held accountable.
Art and artists can answer intractable political problems. Using art and artists we fought in the court of public opinion. When you see the film you'll know whether we won or not.
Brian interviewed over seventy people for the film and collected parts and pieces of the story from another thirty sources. Over 1400 people made in kind or financial contributions to the film – most under $10. Brian and producer Andrew Saunderson spent over 10,000 hours making Alien Boy.
But making the film is just the start. Now people have to see it. Here's how you can help.
- Get folks to the show. Buy tickets now to see Alien Boy at the Cinema 21, February 24-28
- Know a film distributor? Have them call Jen Winter at 415-302-1313 / email@example.com
- Not in Portland? Ask your local theater to show Alien Boy.
- Blog it, post it, tweet it, make a sign, write a song, get the word out.
- Forward this email to friends and colleagues.
Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse is finished is sponsored and owned by the Mental Health Association of Portland and is now available for licensing.
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