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Moved by Movies

With Kyle Redford in Sundance 1 year agoOne year ago today, The Movement was screening to a packed house at the Sundance Film Festival. With friends and fellow filmmakers reporting back to me from Park City this week on all the festivities out there, it's like the high hasn't let me down yet. Recently I've had the privilege of working for the producers of Oscar®-winning documentary The Cove on their latest film, Chasing Ice. If I'm not careful I may just quit my job to run off and do nothing but write, make movies, and help other filmmakers. But then again I do have amazing clients who allow me to keep honing my writing skills in other complementary arenas. Guess I won't quit my day job just yet. Cheers,


Please Rate The Movement Today
Apparently a few haters have given our film a poor rating on the Internet Movie Database. As of this morning there are only seven votes, so if you can spare one minute, you can make a difference for the film:
Please rate The Movement today
[Click image, then click stars to rate. Log in (e.g. with Google or Facebook) or create a free account at IMDb in about one minute.]

I know many of you have seen the film at festivals, fundraisers, or through its national TV airings. Maybe you saw the new public service announcement featuring Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman? Either way, many of you have offered very kinds words about The Movement. I hope you'll share your thoughts publicly through IMDb and/or this other movie rating site, Rotten Tomatoes:
Click to review The Movement on Rotten Tomatoes

Your rating now can really help people take notice of The Movement. For instance, Chasing Ice received high enough reviews to rank as one of the top films of 2012! But that's the next story ...

Chasing Ice a Top-100 Film of 2012
The crew films Chasing Ice at the ends of the earth
Audiences are really responding positively to this documentary film about photographer James Balog's mission to capture visual evidence of climate change. Beyond the film's critical praise and acceptance into more than 50 festivals, individual viewers are raving about its impact on their lives. Here's one impassioned viewer who initially bought tickets to the film in order to laugh at the global warming "hoax." She came away crying, essentially renouncing her loyalty to Fox-News-style reporting that has denied climate change.

On the film-rating site Rotten Tomatoes, Chasing Ice is listed as one of the top 100 films of 2012, currently beating out James Bond in Skyfall along with a couple of the Oscar® nominees for best documentary. Speaking of the Oscars, see the top story to the right.
Want to See Chasing Ice? Ticket program extended! The charity-funded outreach I've been running for this film since October has been so successful that funds have tripled. We're still offering complimentary tickets, purchased for people just like you, in several cities. Visit our COMPLIMENTARY TICKET PROGRAM: if you see a show in your area, use Group Code "GIHAMILTON" to request tickets. New shows are added every week, but tickets are only available for a few days in each city—don't wait. And please share with others!
Published in Steamboat Mag Collector's Edition
Greg I. Hamilton's article on inspiration behind his film
The current issue of Steamboat Magazine celebrates 50 years of snowriding at my favorite resort. Inside you'll find my article, "When a Movie Really Moves People," about the mountain and event that inspired The Movement for me.

Watch for Chasing Ice at the Oscars!

Chasing Ice
received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and you better believe there will be some nice exposure for the film at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, Feb. 24. "Before My Time" (click to listen) was composed by J. Ralph and features the vocal talents of Scarlett Johansson along with violin from Grammy-winning virtuoso Joshua Bell.

Healing Trauma
Recent contributions to the Beyond Trauma blog include two amazing series on the power of healing. It's an honor to serve as editor and coach to these writers whose experiences are so uplifting and powerful for others:

Diagnosed with MS, the author searched for something other than pills

the conclusion of a 3-part series on spirituality and trauma healing

Steamboat Living
The current issue of Steamboat Living magazine features an essay from yours truly on "Just the right amount of distraction." Gazing out at the same mountain view right now it occurs to me that you can't believe anything a writer in a ski town might tell you about work-life balance. Ha!
Read Greg's essay on living and working like a local

Beer vs. Bread Blog

Perhaps I haven't been the most regular blogger lately with all the exciting projects on my plate, but last month I did post this dispatch on the virtues of being thrown:
Greg's ruminations as wordsmith-anthropologist

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