"Dirty Work: The Story of Elsie's Farm" had a sold out premiere screening at the Trylon in May. It's since been shown at the Flyway Film Festival in WI, at the Seward Co-op, at the University of Minnesota, and at the fabulous Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie, WI as part of UW-Stout's "Food for Thought" film series.
If you haven't seen it yet, there are more opportunities coming up. It will screen in Fergus Falls at the College on January 25th. Screenings are being worked out for the Frozen River Festival in Winona, Saint Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis, and there'll be another screening at Seward Coop in the spring.
Rick Nelson in an article the Star-Trib called it a "must see" for anyone interested in the local food movement.
People tell me that it's one of the few documentaries where you walk out feeling hopeful, with a new respect for food that is healthy, wholesome and real.
Emmy award winning producer John Whitehead had this to say "I love the way that it moves beyond considerations of the "plant kingdom" to ruminate on birth/death, failure/success, nature, time and the cycle of life. The film has the look and feel of a lovingly crafted, hand-made object. So kudos to you, and the rest of your crew!"
If you are inspired to host a screening of "Dirty Work" in your neighborhood coop, your classroom, or theater, you can contact me at 651-216-4610.