Thursday, September 25, 2014

Katie Damien, My Toxic Backyard - Johnson City & Memphis, TN

The latest updates from filmmaker Katie Damien, touring her film My Toxic Backyard on the Southern Circuit:

Day 5
Soaking up as much of the Florida sun as I can before heading to Johnson City Tennessee tomorrow. Excited to meet the folks at ETSU.

Day 6:
East Tennessee State University turned their screening into an interactive event complete with student lead environmental groups with booths and a selfie station where people could pose in front of a giant poster!  And they drew one of the largest crowds they've ever had for a screening at nearly 200 people. Another successful screening!

Day 7:
Flew into Memphis with just enough time to have some amazing food at a restaurant in an alley, in a basement. I had to circle the block before I could find it, but it was worth it! Can't wait for the screening tomorrow.

Day 8:
Great screening at a real movie theater in Memphis! Saw the national civil rights Museum. It was very moving. What a city.