[MARMAM] Saving Luna in Toronto and other places
Parfitm at aol.com
Parfitm at aol.com
Tue Feb 10 01:57:57 PST 2009
A number of people have been asking where our movie, Saving Luna, is
playing. It's the documentary about the young lost orca of Nootka Sound, Vancouver
Island, who was also known as L-98.
The film is getting out all over Canada now, and we've had some very good
reviews, including 4 out of 5 stars at both the Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Sun and
3.5 out of 4 at the National Post. (The Globe and Mail was less charming,
calling it a "bleeding-heart ... nature documentary," which is probably a
compliment in the Globe's gloomy way.) But audiences seem to love it, so for
Canadians, I've put this weekend's schedule below. There's a trailer on YouTube
and on our website at _www.savingluna.com_ (http://www.savingluna.com) .
I would like to urge people on this list to give real thought to coming to
see Saving Luna and encouraging theatres to show it. If you're interested in
helping this film along, wherever you are, let other people -- and theatres --
know it's available. And, if it's not nearby, please call your local theatre
and ask if it's interested in showing it. If it is, contact me and we'll get
our distributor to set things up.
Saving Luna is in competition with films that view other animals -- and
evolution -- in less-than scientific ways, and often in demeaning ways. They all
have advertising budgets in the millions. These things affect the public
attitude toward other animals. We have almost no money at all (typical nature
filmmakers), but we have had excellent word of mouth. We strongly think that
Saving Luna, which is entertaining and accessible to the general public and to
kids, offers a way for people to get a sense of other animals as living, aware
beings in their own right, whose lives deserve respect. But this movie will
disappear without people like you pushing it along.
Saving Luna has been endorsed by major animal-welfare and advocacy
organizations, and by leaders in the world of the science and philosophy of other
lives, such as Marc Bekoff and Paul Waldau. We think it is worth seeing, and that
if you care about the lives with whom we share this planet, it is worth
while to get members of the public into the theatre to see Saving Luna.
Here are the screenings for the current weekend, followed by other scheduled
locations. We can add to those very quickly if we find out that other
theatres are interested. Also, we have been doing school and university
presentations and can arrange theatrical showings for school groups. Contact me at the
email below for any questions you may have.
Schedule for theatres that are opening Saving Luna this coming weekend,
starting Feb. 13.
Toronto: AMC Theatres at Yonge & Dundas
Regent Theatre, 551 Mt. Pleasant
Calgary: The Globe Theatre, 8 Avenue S.W.
Saskatoon: Broadway Theatre, 751 Broadway Ave (opens Feb 14)
Because of the craziness of the movie business, if we have good attendance
in Toronto it is very likely that Saving Luna will be opening in other cities
that we don't yet know about starting as soon as the following weekend. So,
check your local listings, and, better yet, our website at _www.savingluna.com_
Upcoming showings are scheduled for these theatres:
February 15, 2009 NORTH BAY, ON -- Galaxy Cinemas, 300 Lakeshore Drive
February 20, 2009 SALMON ARM, B.C.-- Salmar Classic Theatre, 360 Alexander
February 21-23, 2009 OTTAWA, ON -- Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St.
March 12-15, 2009 REGINA, SK -- RPL Film Theatre, 2311 12th Avenue
March 18-22, 2009 VICTORIA, B.C.-- Cinecenta, University of Victoria
March 21, 2009 BELLEVILLE, ON -- The Empire Theatre, 321 Front Street
Thank you for your interest and help,
email: ParfitM at aol.com _http://www.savingluna.com_
a true story by Mountainside Films
Winner, Indie Award, Best Documentary, 2008, Canadian Film and Television
Winner, Audience Choice, Best Feature, 2008 Santa Barbara International Film
Winner, Panda Award, Best People and Animals, 2008 Wildscreen Festival
Winner, Panda Award, Best Script, 2008 Wildscreen Festival
Winner, Black Pearl Audience Choice, 2008 Middle East International Film
Winner, Audience Award, 2008 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, 2008 Bermuda International Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, 2008 Victoria Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, Nature/ Environment, 2008 Leo Awards
Winner, Special Jury Prize, 2008 Palm Beach International Film Festival
Winner, Special Jury Award, 2008 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Winner, Best Environmental Film, 2008 Byron Bay Film Festival
Winner, Best Storyline, 2008 International Wildlife Film Festival
Winner, Merit Award for Educational Value, 2008 International Wildlife Film
Winner, Best Nature and Wildlife, 2008 WorldFest Houston International Film
Winner, Best People and Animals, 2007 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Winner, Best Canadian Film, 2008 Projecting Change Film Festival
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