A lot going on with the film:
-- Reviews are in. We've now been reviewed by most of the key trade publications in the world of libraries: Educational Media Reviews Online ("highly recommended"), Video Librarian (*** recommended) and Booklist. These strong reviews follow our good notices at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. All reviews are posted here.
-- Some interesting outreach events coming up. Next week, I'll be showing excerpts of the film to the Manhattan Borough President's Domestic Violence Task Force. I'm looking forward to this one. I'm hoping to catch up with New York City domestic violence advocates I came to know while researching the film. Perhaps watching a film that was shot in Duluth, MN by a native New Yorker will warm them up to allowing the next documentary film maker who approaches them to film in some of their facilities.
-- Then in mid-October, a trip to Maryland to screen the film at Prince George's Hospital Center (near DC) as a kick-off event to launch their new domestic violence program.
-- We are talking to a number of groups about using the film during domestic violence awareness month. I'm also hoping that our brilliant widget, with 12 answers to the question of "Why don't they just leave," gets the massive viral circulation that it deserves during the month. See widget at right (it may be a bit scrunched, but you can still click "share")