Shirley & Ellen & Eating Alaska in Austin December 6
Come join us in Austin, Texas this weekend! Ellen Frankenstein and I, co-producers of Eating Alaska, will screen our documentary EATING ALASKA and will present the workshop, “Chicks, Start Your Docs: Turn Your Idea Into a Film” on Sunday, December 6 in Austin, TX. The programs, sponsored by Reel Women, will be held at THE INDEPENDENT, 501 East Brushy at East 5th St.
Ellen and I will detail the film development process in ten steps, from concept through preproduction, using our film Eating Alaska as a case study. We will discuss fundraising, building alliances, developing story, budgeting and defining an audience.
The workshop is from 1 pm to 3 pm, and the screening begins at 3:30 pm, and will include a Q&A afterwards. Tickets are available at the door for either the workshop or the screening or both, and includes a discount for Reel Women members.
Eating Alaska is one woman’s wry and funny exploration of finding the “right” thing to eat. It follows Ellen’s journey as a former vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and deer hunter, calling into question all her assumptions about eating “ethically.” From stalking caribou with women hunters in the tundra and learning to shoot a gun to communing with Tlingit elders in her hometown of Sitka, this is a unique, thoughtful, rural perspective on the “eat local/eat sustainable” movement.
More details at http://reelwomen.org.