Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Exit Zero Trailer

Happy spring! We want to give you a progress update on Exit Zero. We’ve been hard at work on the documentary this past winter (with Chris B. editing whenever his weekends weren't spent shoveling out from the 8 1/2 feet of snow that fell on Boston).  

At the moment, we’re fine-tuning the editing and working on post-production in anticipation of submitting to festivals this spring.  One way or another, we'll be having a showing in Chicago this upcoming year and hopefully other places as well. We’ll send out more information as it comes in. We’ll also be posting updates on our website at www.exitzeroproject.org

In the meantime, we've also created a new trailer for the movie:

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Thanks again to everyone who has supported, or expressed interest in, the project. Because of you, the movie - more than a decade in the making -  is almost at the finish line!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Exit Zero is now on Kickstarter

Believe it or not, we're now in the final stages of editing Exit Zero.  For those of you who have been following the project, you know it has taken us a long time to get here.  We've received a couple of small grants along the way, including a production grant from the LEF Foundation, but we need more funding for the last phase of music composition, audio mixing, and color correction.  

So we have decided to do a Kickstarter campaign for the movie.  Between now and August 12, 2014, you can go to the link to pledge a small donation to help us finish the project and get it out in there world.  Any amount no matter how small is greatly appreciated (donations begin at $5).  Plus, there are lots of cool rewards, including Exit Zero postcards, T-shirts, and signed copies of Chris W's book, Exit Zero: Family and Class in Post-Industrial Chicago.  And please pass this link along to anyone you think might be interested in the movie or the Exit Zero Project.

We couldn't have made it this far without the support of so many of you.  Thanks in advance for any help you can give as we make the final push! 

Go to Kickstarter to Donate to Exit Zero!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Exit Zero Rough Cut Screening

A rough cut of Exit Zero will be screened on June 15, 2013, at 1:30 pm,  at the Vodak-East Side Branch of the Chicago Public Library, located at 3710 E. 106th Street.  Filmmakers Christine Walley and Chris Boebel will be on hand to answer questions afterwards. The screening is free and open to the public.  We look forward to seeing you there!  For more information, please call the Library at 312-747-5500.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Exit Zero rough cut at The Field Museum

We're delighted to announce a rough cut screening of Exit Zero at the Chicago Field Museum 

Sponsored by Chicago Working Class Studies and The Field Museum

Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00 am
The Field Museum
Simpson Theater at the West Entrance

The event is free and open to the public.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, tours of The Field Museum’s Restoring Earth exhibit featuring the Calumet region, and panel discussions with area heritage, environmental justice and labor activists, including panelists from People for Community Recovery, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Alliance For American Manufacturing, and the United Steelworkers Union.  There will also be a book signing and reception with Christine Walley & Chris Boebel.  The day-long event will last from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Lunch can be purchased at McDonalds or Corner Bakery at The Field Museum, or you may bring a sack lunch.

For directions to the Museum’s West Entrance, visit http://fieldmuseum.org/visit/getting-hereparking

For more information about Chicago Working-Class Studies http://chicagoworkingclassstudies.org

For more information on The Exit Zero Project, check out exitzeroproject.org.