As some of you probably know, last fall DL! finished up its first film “The Farmer and the Philosopher.” We had a cool screening event at Whitdel Arts (formerly the Ladybug Gallery), screened it with the Mitten Movie Project and even alongside Jeffrey Dechausse’s film ‘American Auto‘ for its USA premiere in Detroit. We’ve been making an honest attempt at getting it aired nationally on Current TV’s cable network (more info here on the network, it’s pretty cool). At this point, no word on an airing schedule. The film, however, has been airing on CMNtv– Comcast channel 52 and WOW channel 18– Mondays @ 6:30pm; Tuesdays @ 1pm and 9:30pm; and Saturday @ 7:30pm in the following cities: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Troy, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. Recently, we got the film uploaded on to YouTube and Vimeo due to some complaints about the ease of viewing on Current. So there you go, check it out if you haven’t already:
So, the film is showing again on the BIG SCREEN February 25 at the Main Art in Royal Oak, 730pm. Jeffrey Dechausse, the mind behind “American Auto”– a doc about an honest used car salesman in Detroit– will be screening the Detroit premiere of his film and ‘The Farmer and the Philosopher’ will be the opening screener. Jeffrey’s documentary has been written up by Karen Dybis, one of the three bloggers with TIME’s Assignment Detroit. The film centers on Tom, the owner and operator of American Auto Sales in Warren. He actually is a pretty down-home, good guy, wanting to give an honest deal at the end of the day. The film is a refreshing look at the fact that hell or high water, there are still people chasing the good ol’ American Dream– even in Detroit. Come and check out the film next Thursday, 730pm at the Main Art in Royal Oak.
Alright, lots of plans with the film “The Farmer and the Philosopher” coming up. First, it will screen as part of Mitten Movie Project’s February 2 showing (at Main Art in Royal Oak). It is also going to air on Public Television for customers with WOW! and Comcast cable all throughout Southeast Michigan within a month or so. Details on specific airing times and dates will be posted when available. The film will also screen in March alongside Jeffrey Dechausse’s feature-length documentary about an honst used car salesman in Detroit called “American Auto.” And finally, last and certainly not least, the film is going up as a contender to air on the nationally broadcasted Current TV network. Please view the film here and vote it up (to vote you have to click on the link and hit the green button) so that we can make a shot at getting it on national television. I mean, hey, do it for Detroit if nothing else. Enjoy!
Warren native Jeffrey DeChausse directed the film “American Auto”– a story about an honest car salesman chasing down the ol’ American dream. The film took six years to make and takes place all throughout Detroit. The film is complete now, getting ready for film festivals and a local screening in Detroit after the New Year. The trailer is viewable through the film’s main site or on Facebook.