Flyway’s 2013 Season Kicks Off with Advance Preview Screening of “The Price of Sand”
When filmmaker Jim Tittle learned that his hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota was a target for strip mining by a Connecticut hedge fund company, he responded in the way he knew best: he started filming. The resulting documentary, The Price of Sand, will be screened in Red Wing on Friday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Sheldon Theatre.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Advance purchase is recommended.
Tittle will be present for a discussion after the film.
Tittle’s documentary focuses on ordinary citizens affected by frac sand mining in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. While the rest of the country touts the idea of energy independence, people in the Midwest are losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their health to the frac sand “gold rush.” He interviewed people whose lives have been dramatically affected by sand mining, for better and for worse.
“The goal of making this documentary was to find the real price of frac sand–not just in dollars, but in lives, friendships, families and the future of our region,” says Tittle.
The Flyway Film Festival is presenting the film in conjunction with Red Wing-based citizens’ group Save the Bluffs. The Flyway will present the film again during its regular festival season October 17 – 20.
The Walker Art Center will reprise it’s critically acclaimed Cat Video Festival.
The Worldwide phenomenon will take place on August 28, 2013 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.
Tickets go on sale at 10am, March 9th at the State Fair Box Office for $10.00
In the meantime watch this video of last year’s awesomeness!
2012 Flyway Film Festival Announces Official Film Selections
Today, the Flyway Film Festival officially announced the official selections for the 2012 Flyway Film Festival. The Festival will run from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 21 in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center and the Widespot Performing Arts Center. Now in its fifth year, the Festival has gained a reputation as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new local, regional, and international film and providing the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers and film industry professionals from around the world.
The 2012 Flyway Film Festival will screen over 35 feature films and shorts, representing 5 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 850 submissions from filmmakers around the world, an increase from 2011.
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Paddington may be the unofficial mascot of the Flyway Film Festival, and you should listen carefully.
Pepin, WI—The 5th Annual Flyway Film Festival (October 18-21, 2012) announces the launch of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign SAVE FLYWAY to assist with operational costs of the 2012 Festival in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin via an 18-day campaign with the goal of raising $10K.
Early response to this effort from past Flyway alumni and respected film industry personnel has been tremendous. Past Flyway guests of note Ted Hope (Academy Award-Nominated Producer of 21 Grams and American Splendor and current Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society) and Brian Newman (Founder/consultant at Sub-genre Media, focusing on entertainment and cultural industry business development and distribution, and former CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute) have each offered a coveted one-hour private consultation for donors contributing at various levels. Many other quality product, service, and Festival related perks are available at additional donation levels ranging from $25-$2,500+.