Mostly, I'm just moving this up in the queue of recent posts in hopes of getting a few more views. I heard this weekend that the effort to raise the $6,000 needed to complete production of this movie is more than two-thirds of the way there, with a deadline closing in. Please read further and see if you think it might be worth a small amount to you to see this message carried to a wide audience. — Michael
If you know anyone with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), you know they take over every facet of life, sapping one's energy at the very time that extra strength is required to overcome it.
My knowledge comes not from experience but from the experiences of my friend, Susan Abod, who's made a film to share her experiences, in much the same way I've written a book to share mine. Another commonality is that many people aren't convinced that neither her disease nor mine exists.
Susan is seeking to crowd-source the film's final financial hurdle, and my family will be contributing. If you think it worthy, too, you can go to her indiegogo page to help.
I ran across this in my web travels and wanted to share, in support of the filmmaker's goal. I'm fairly sure my family will make a financial donation as well, once we've had a chance to discuss it.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre continues its Green Screens film series at 7 Thursday night with a one-night only presentation of "Ingredients," a documentary that explores the local food movement.
Tickets are $9.75, but $6.75 for seniors and free to Coolidge Corner Theatre members. You can get them at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. You get a free reusable bag with admission (because you don't have enough of them already). Still, a freebie is still a freebie.
A documentary on the Macallen Building, the notably green-spirited, brown-colored, wedge-shaped building on the edge of Southie and the South End in Boston, will be shown at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline Monday at 7 p.m..
The building is certified LEED gold and was a top 10 choice of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment.
I learned about "The Age of Stupid" from the Guardian newspaper, and it's a fair bet it will hop the pond at some point. For now, it's slated for a premiere in London on March 15, followed by general UK release on the 20th. It's described as a "drama-documentary-animation," in which Pete Postlethwaite plays a man in 2055, looking back at clips from 2007 and wondering why we didn't fix the climate crisis when we had the chance.