|Moved by Movies
One 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:
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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:
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
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
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.