I just received the following email regarding the documentary "The Singing Revolution". It's going to be in Tempe October 10th through the 14th.
I realize most people don't have the sentimental connection to Estonia that I do, but regardless, the story and history make it a great documentary. Within the next few weeks, the DVD is coming out as well.
Dear TSR Friends,
The Singing Revolution is still in theaters. No one anticipated this extensive of a theatrical run! We have played in over 120 theaters, and there are still many more cities opening in October & November.
We write to THANK all of you -- those who called the theaters, emailed asking how they could get it to their city, handed out the postcards and emailed friends across North America to let people know of the various openings. This is what drove people to the theaters on opening weekend, got the film held over for multiple weeks in many cities, and encouraged the next theater to book the film.
So over 100,000 people have seen the film thus far. But there are millions more to reach! It's now time to move to the next stage of sharing this story as far and wide as possible.
Within two weeks, the DVD of The Singing Revolution will be available through the film's website. And we're even more excited about the Educational 3 DVD set and Collector's Edition that's been created. With over 4 hours of additional interview segments, 30 historical documents, 7 newsreels, 15 maps, and teacher's guide, we hope to share an even more in-depth experience with young and old alike.
The companion book and various Estonian music CDs will be available on the website as well.
Even with the DVD coming out soon, many theaters are still motivated to share The Singing Revolution in their communities, and we of course feel it is truly suited for the big screen (300,000 people singing illegal songs in a field needs to be seen & heard in a theater!)
So please continue to support the openings coming in the next month (see list below). We'll be sure to send an email as soon as the DVDs, CDs and book are available on the
We're often asked what is it about the film that people are drawn to, and we're very clear the film has little to do with it. It is the power of this story, and the strength and intelligence of the people who fought the Singing Revolution.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help in sharing this story.
Maureen & James Tusty
Producers/Directors of The Singing Revolution
UPCOMING THEATER OPENINGS:
Corvallis, OR (10/3-10/9)
Suttons Bay, MI (10/3-10/9)
Bloomington, IN (10/4 & 10/7)
Powell River, BC Canada (10/8- 0/9)
Gloucester, MA (10/9-10/13)
Geneva, NY (10/10-10/14)
Phoenix/Tempe, AZ (10/10-10/14)
Mount Shasta, CA (10/10)
McPherson, KS (10/16)
Salt Spring Island, BC Canada (10/24-10/26)
Salmon Arm, BC Canada (10/31-11/5)
Boulder, CO (11/14)
Oliver, BC Canada (11/26)