Mad City Chickens event wrap up

12 08 2009

I want to thank everyone who joined us this weekend for our showing of Mad City Chickens.  It was a huge success!  We had almost 200 people attend the 3 showings of MCC, as a result of the show, we had articles published in 2 local news outlets and had TV coverage from 2 local stations.  Wow!  That’s a lot of coverage for CLUCK! 

I had a meeting with my city council member yesterday, and he told me that he had received several emails and phone calls about legalizing urban chicken keeping that day.  Way to go CLUCK fans!  Let’s keep this momentum up by continuing to contact our council people, writing follow up letters to the Bee and other local media outlets and by spreading the word to our family and friends!  CLUCK will be having our monthly meeting at the Coffee Garden next Tuesday night at 6:00.  Please join us!  We are going to be discussing upcoming events and opportunities to help the cause. 

Thank you again for making this weekend a memorable and successful event, Abi

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Mad City Chickens Update!!

6 08 2009

It seems that we’ve all gone a little Mad at CLUCK lately… Mad City Chickens that is.  Firday night promises to be a great time.  The festivities kick off at 6:30 with CLUCK volunteers in the Guild Theatre Lobby ready to talk about legalizing chickens in Sacramento and selling raffle tickets for some great prizes.  The first showing of the film will be at 7:00 PM and will wrap up with a Q & A session with the filmmakers!  The second showing will be at 9:30 PM and will have a second Q & A session.  Sunday will bring a third and final showing with CLUCK representatives on hand to answer any questions that viewers may have. 

Tickets to the film are $5 each.  At this time, the Guild does not accept credit or debit, so please be sure to bring cash.  If you would like to participate in our raffle, I’m sure that you will after seeing the marvelous custom coop built by Jefferson of Coop De Ville, Custom coops for the urban hen, tickets will be available for $2 each or 3 for $5.

Raffle Items

Free herbal consultation with Griffin and a bottle of organic Zamu health drink. 

 Free 30 minute Swedish Massage with Jaclyn of Body Zen Massage.

 A custom built chicken coop from Jefferson of Coops de Ville, Custom built coops for the urban hen.  (916) 838-0567

  Winners will be drawn on 9-30-09 and contacted and announced on the blog http://www.eatsacramento.org on 10-1-09.

I hope to see you there!  Abi





Mad City Chickens This Weekend!

6 08 2009

We’re hosting the Sacramento premiere of “Mad City Chickens” this weekend and we hope you can join us. Learn about efforts in Madison, WI to make chickens legal, through a fun documentary. And the film’s directors will be joining us Friday night, so feel free to ask them lots of questions.mcc logo

The movie will be screening twice at the Guild on Friday night and once on Sunday night–so you have no reason to miss it. See more at Movies on a Big Screen.

WHAT: Mad City Chickens Movie Screening (with Directors on Friday night)
WHERE: Guild Theater, 2828 35th St
WHEN: Friday, August 7th, 7pm&9:30pm screenings (with Directors)
           Sunday, August 9th, 7pm screening

Hope to see everyone there! 





The Chicken Wire

5 08 2009

Hello all! I’m back with a few chicken related articles for you to check out.  We are getting closer to our Mad City Chickens event, which is on Friday.  I’ll be posting more info about the show and our raffel early tomorrow.  Be sure to check in for the details! 

http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2009/07/chickens_in_portland.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/business/04chickens.html





Mad City Chickens

26 07 2009

MCCposterHighResCLUCK to host Mad City Chickens

Sacramento, California- The Campaign to Legalize Urban Chicken Keeping (CLUCK), in conjunction with Movies on a Big Screen at the Guild, is hosting showings of indie documentary sensation, Mad City Chickens, on August 7th at 7:00 P.M., 9:30 P.M. and August 9th at 7:00 P.M.  Both showings on the 7th will feature a post-screening discussion with filmmakers Tashai Lovington & Robert Lughai.  The Guild Theatre is located at 2828 35th Street, Sacramento CA 95817. 

Witness if you will Gallus Domesticus…the backyard chicken. A mere few pounds of feather, bone, and muscle; a creature regarded by many as a rather humorous, though not so intelligent agent of food production.

And yet make note of a most singular phenomenon now taking shape across suburb and city. From backyard eggs to the family’s new favorite pet, the urban chicken is forging a fresh place in the pecking order of human importance.

Mad City Chickens deftly weaves multiple stories and contextual issues on city chickens and their keepers in a non-linear fashion that one rarely sees in a documentary. From leading experts to urban newbies, experience the humor and heart of what’s fast becoming an international backyard chicken movement.

For additional information about the film, visit http://www.tarazod.com/filmsmadchicks.html.  For additional information about showings, visit http://www.eatsacramento.org. 





Films

6 07 2009

I was lucky enough to get tickets to Friday’s showing of Food Inc. and it was fantastic!  If you missed it on Friday, don’t worry, it’s showing until Thursday at the Crest.  You can pick up tickets here.  This Saturday, July 11th, EAT Sacramento is going to be hosting a screening of “FRESH” at the Guild Theater.  Tickets are available here, show times are 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.  CLUCK campaigners will be available after both screenings to discuss our local efforts.  I hope you can join us.  I’ll wrap up with some big news;  CLUCK is going to be hosting a screening of Mad City Chickens in August!  I’m so excited.  Dates and more info to follow early next week.  Abi