Waking the Sleeping Giant International Premiere: Vancouver, British Columbia

The Sleeping Giant had its international premiere last night at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada. It looked and sounded amazing on the beautiful SFU projection system. We are grateful to DOXA for inviting us to the festival and promoting the film, and to the audience of 200 for being part of the event.

If you happen to be in Vancouver but couldn’t make last night's screening, you have another chance today: 12:30pm at The Annex (823 Seymour Street),  which is also a really nice theater with a terrific projection and audio system.

     DOXA festival-goers starting to fill in the SFU theater at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts for the international premiere.

    DOXA festival-goers starting to fill in the SFU theater at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts for the international premiere.

    We had a couple of nice media hits over the past few days, as well, which no doubt helped turn out folks to see the film:

    • Yesterday the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation hosted producer Jacob Smith for an interview about the film and about the state of the American progressive movement. We'll get this online soon.
    • On Monday, Vancouver’s North Shore News ran a story about the three DOXA screenings, including Waking the Sleeping Giant, that are part of the Trumped! What the $%*%(!! Now? film series at the festival.
    • And we’ve been getting some great Vermont press, as well, in advance of the May 26 Vermont premiere. Check out this story on Vermont Public Radio.
     Producer Jacob Smith at CBC/Radio-Canada studios in Vancouver.

    Producer Jacob Smith at CBC/Radio-Canada studios in Vancouver.