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8 Dec 2009
You saw the online test screening, you’ve seen it shown at a Transition initiative near you, you may even be in it, but now it is properly released…. ‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.
11 Sep 2009
On Wednesday night, ‘In Transition: from oil dependency to local resilience’ was shown for the first time in communities around the world. I was at the screening at the almost-full Barn Cinema in Dartington, where I introduced the film along with producer Emma Goude. We asked the audience to wave for a photo (see left). The film was also being shown in 8 cinemas in New Zealand, as was reported in the Timaru Herald. There were at least another 20 places in the UK that we know of where the film was shown. Were you at a screening, or did you organise one? Do tell us your stories of your first screening. Over September and October we are hoping to get as many public screenings of the film held as possible. For details on organising one, see here.
10 Sep 2009
As already mentioned here, in December, after a couple of months of just public screenings, the DVD version of ‘In Transition’ will be released. We have had many requests from around the world for the DVD version to have subtitles in a number of languages, and many people have already volunteered to do that. In order to proceed, we need someone (or a team of people) to produce a transcript of the film that they can work from. Would anyone out there like to volunteer to do this? Your name(s) would of course appear in the credits, and you’d have the pleasure of being able to watch the film all to yourself (albeit very slowly!). If you would like to, please contact me at robjhopkins (at) gmail.com. Thanks!
11 Aug 2009
NOTE: This post has been drafted up by me, Ben Brangwyn (firstname.lastname@example.org), while Rob’s on holiday.
Actually, I’m trying to be on holiday too, but had the misfortune of going somewhere that has a reliable broadband connection.
For those people who have seen this movie in one of its previews, you’ll know it’s something a bit special. For those of us who had the good fortune to be involved in it (submitting footage, trying out our best “inscrutable Brad Pitt smile” in the trailer, getting the money together, giving feedback to make it better, making chamomile tea for the director), there’s more than just a little emotion tied up in this production and some high hopes in terms of who it’ll reach and how it’ll affect them. The purpose of this post is to provide the timeline for rolling out the movie for group viewings and beyond, and to state the costs for the group viewing licence.
28 Jul 2009
‘In Transition’, the 50 minute film about Transition created, in part, using the stories that Transition initiatives themselves filmed, is now completed. The final cut is all done, and rather good it is too. It has been rearranged from that previewed online and that shown at the Transition Network conference, and it contains a whole new section too. As we mentioned before, the film will be released in different stages, ending up with a 2 disc DVD set available in December. The first stage is for Transition initiatives to screen the film, and we are keen to get as many initiatives as possible to show it on September 9th. Helen at Transition Network will be contacting all the ‘official’ Transition initiatives over the next few days, but if you would like to arrange a screening where you are, please contact her at transitionmovie (at) googlemail.com, or call her on 05601531882. You never know, we might get more premieres on one day than ‘Age of Stupid’!