The Singing Revolution Continues Screenings Across Canada and America!/
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The Singing Revolution Continues Screenings Across Canada and America!/ Laulev Revolutsioon filmi linastused kestavad edasi!!

The Singing Revolution is playing in theatres throughout North America this Summer and Fall! Spread the word to any relatives, friends, or acquaintances you may know in these areas by forwarding this e-mail to them!

A message from Jim and Maureen Tusty: http://www.eesti.ca/?op=articl...
For more information, visit the Singing Revolution website at www.singingrevolution.com
CANADA:

GUELPH, ON
Bookshelf Cinema
July 28 - July 31, 2008
41 Quebec Street
519 821 3311
www.bookshelf.ca

ELORA, ON
The Gorge Cinema (Ontario Independent)
August 1 - August 4, 2008
43 Mill St. West
519 846 0191

OTTAWA, ON
Mayfair Theatre
August 10 - August 12, 2008
1074 Bank St.
613 730 6552

MONTREAL, QC
Cinema du Parc
August 11 - August 14, 2008
3575 av. au Parc
514 281 1900
www.cinemaduparc.com

HORNABY ISLAND, BC
Hornaby Island Film Festival
August 20, 2008
Check www.singingrevolution.com to get more details on this screening!

AMERICA:

SAN DIEGO, CA
Gaslamp 15 Theatre July 11 - July 31, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA
Harris Theater July 12 - July 24, 2008
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Regal Village Square Stadium 18 July 18 - July 24, 2008
HARRISBURG, PA
Midtown Cinema July 25 - July 31, 2008
COLUMBUS, OHIO
Drexel Grandview July 25 - July 31, 2008
NEWBURGH, NY
Downing Film Center July 25 - July 31, 2008
PHEONIXVILLE, PA
The Colonial Theatre July 25 - July 31, 2008
ROUND LAKE, NY
Round Lake Audiotrium July 26, 2008
Playing as part of the Indie Film Weekend Fundraiser
HAMILTON, NY
Hamilton Movie House July 27 - July 29, 2008
COLUMBIA, MO
The Ragtag Cinema July 30 - August 5, 2008
SACRAMENTO, CA
The Crest Theatre August 1 - August 7, 2008
OVERLAND PARK, KS
Glenwood Arts Theater August 1 - August 7, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Tower Theatre August 8 - August 14, 2008
THREE OAKS, MI
Vickers Theatre August 21 - September 1, 2008
NORMAL, IL
The Normal Theater September 16 - September 17, 2008
GENEVA, NY
Smith Opera House October 10 - October 14, 2008

Reviews:
"Imagine the scene in “Casablanca” in which the French patrons sing “La Marseillaise” in defiance of the Germans, then multiply its power by a factor of thousands, and you’ve only begun to imagine the force of "The Singing Revolution".”
Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times

"...I'd pronounce this unity of the Estonian people as nothing short of extraordinary."
Harvey Karten, CompuServe

"INSPIRING!... GRIPPING!... A STORY OF HOW FEELINGS BECAME SONGS, SONGS BECAME A NATIONAL VOICE AND VOICE BECAME ACTION!"
Robert Abele, LA Times

"...the story of "The Singing Revolution" is a thought-provoking reminder that culture and citizenship are closer bedfellows than we might realize, and that having a song in one's heart is more than just a romantic notion."
Bruce Bennett, The New York Sun
"Tears seem to flow wherever the film is screened - the emotion of the music and the story spark a reaction amongst Estonians and foreigners alike."
Joel Alas, Baltic Times

“Directors James and Maureen Tusty acknowledge that few outsiders care much about this tiny Baltic nation. And then, through a mix of moving interviews and affecting footage, they show us why we should.”
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Description:
After enduring WWII-era brutalization by Hitler's Nazi Party and decades of repressive Soviet dictatorship, the tiny Eastern European nation of Estonia began to declare its independence from Communist rule in the late 1980s. Over a five year period, beginning in 1986, hundreds of thousands of Estonians began to systematically and repeatedly gather in public venues to collectively sing illegal patriotic songs, declaring their desire for national independence but never resorting to violence amid their protests.
Not coincidentally, Estonia was indeed one of the first nations to break away from the Soviet Union in the events leading up to the fall of the Iron Curtain. The documentary The Singing Revolution chronicles this extraordinary yet seldom told chain of events.
 
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