[Fwd: taylor's campaign schedule]

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@arcos.org)
Tue, 07 Apr 1998 11:33:11 -0400

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> Hi - Here's the current schedule for Taylor's Campaign and a brief
> description. Please pass the information along.
>  --April 19th, noon, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson
>                      The Screening Room-127 East Congress St.
>  --May 13th, 8pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts sponsored by Film Arts
> Foundation
>                    701 Mission Street, San Francisco
>                    advanced tickets: (415)978-arts  $7/$6 faf,cfa members
>                    faf: (415) 552-8760
>  --April 9,16,23  7:45pm Eleventh Street Documentary Salon, Santa Monica
>                      921 11th Street -- info and reservations: (310)
> 395-3549
> Taylor's Campaign:  Description
> A Grapes of Wrath for today, an unforgettable world of hardworking people
> living in cardboard lean-tos who survive by finding joy and safety
> together. When new laws threaten their existence, homeless trucker Ron
> Taylor runs for Santa Monica City Council as a voice for tolerance.
> Taylor's Campaign premiered at the Denver International Film Festival on
> October 26, 1997 and has been screening at festivals around the country.
> It won the Special Jury Award at the Big Muddy Film Festival (3/98) in
> Carbondale, Il.
>                                 ***
> "Excellent documentary...cuts right to the heart of the plight of the
> homeless.  It shows us how easily many of us could end up on the streets
> ourselves and leaves us aware of a terrible vacuum in creative, morally
> imaginative leadership in our self-absorbed society."
>                        Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
> "The director brings into focus that from which we might otherwise look
> away."
>          Nicole Campos, LA Weekly
> "An excellent job at portraying the nature of community among homeless
> people living on the street, and how vital these social ties are when
> people are faced with such extremely adverse conditions.  Excellent
> documentary!"
>          Jennifer Wolch, co-author Malign Neglect
>          Prof. Geography, University of Southern California
> "Extremely compelling.  This film illustrates several dimensions of
> homelessness in contemporary U.S, cities; it documents the everyday lives
> and routines of homeless persons, it illustrates the interaction between
> homeless persons, businesses, and social control agents (such as the
> police), and it provides critique from various perspectives of the ways
> that local government responds to the regional issue of homelessness."
>            Lois M. Takahashi, researcher and author
>            Assist Prof. Urban and Regional Planning
>            University of California, Irvine
> "I just read the essays that my 18 year olds wrote in response to the
> film.  Now, keep in mind, I've exposed them to harsh films, all types of
> readings with various p.o.v.s and nothing has touched them like Taylor's
> Campaign.  The message got through.  They understood the larger
> implications for the first time.  I'm thrilled and delighted, and I'll
> pass along my class experiences wherever I can. I'm so happy we have a
> copy in the library, permanently."
>            Marilyn Wenker, Professor
>            State University College at Cortland, New York
> "Not only did I view it, but I plan to show it in both my Social Problems
> class and in my graduate class on Homelessness this fall. I liked the way
> you wove together the individual stories with the political situation, a
> good way to show the criminalization of homelessness."
>             Talmadge Wright, Professor
>             Loyola Unviversity
> for more information on Taylor's Campaign and other award winning and
> acclaimed documentary videos on such topics as involuntary psychiatric
> treatment and police accountability contact: richard cohen (310)
> 395-3549/ rbc23@juno.com
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Graeme Bacque
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