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 Post subject: The Florestine Collection and Vegan Bakesale
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Hello!
Once upon a time in New Orleans, LA I had two very good friends. I have many stories of my good friends, but usually that's what friends do right, they generate happy memories. My friend Helen was an experimental filmmaker. She had a Rockefeller grant to make this very cool movie about a stack of beautiful dresses she found one rainy Mardi Gras Day. Unfortunately, her work flooded after Katrina and the Federal Levee Failures, but she got back on it as soon as she could to restore and fix things up. A few months after she and her family came back to New Orleans, an unknown intruder broke into their home in the wee hours of the morning and shot her at close range. She died instantly. Her husband, Paul, was also shot protecting their baby, but thankfully the baby was unharmed and Paul has healed physically. Paul just finished her film, The Florestine Collection, and we are showing it here in Portland. I am also organizing a vegan bake sale before and after the screening to raise money for Helen's pig Rosie. She couldn't go back to Canada with Paul and stays at a tiny sanctuary neare Helen's parents in Columbia SC. The woman who runs the shelter gets no funding for her work. We also are trying to cover the cost of renting the theater.

Saturday, June 4 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR

Here is a link to the FB event, and I have copied it below.

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173962695991720

It would really mean a lot to me if you came and told your friends. We would be ecstatic to sell out the 500 seat theater.
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Please come, invite your friends and buy vegan cupcakes!
We want to sell out the theater. As far as we know, this film will only be showing once in Portland!

The bake-sale will run before and after the films--proceeds to pay for the theater rental and to support Wee Pigs Farm Sanctuary in Columbia, SC, where Helen's dear Rosie the Pot Bellied Pig now lives.

a film by Helen Hill
completed by Paul Gailiunas
sound by Fausto Caceres

Experimental animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an elderly seamstress who had recently passed away.

Plus other shorts to be announced soon including:
"Tunnel of Love"--Helen Hill (1996)
"Bohemian Town"--Helen Hill (2004)
"Talent"--Lori D.
"László Lassú"--Benjamin Popp

Tickets will be available online and go on sale at 6:30PM the day of the show:

$7.00 at the door!
$5.00 for students and seniors.
For more info about Helen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Hill

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Looking forward to the film and the bake sale. Your friend Helen was extra special :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Looking forward to the film and the bake sale. Your friend Helen was extra special :)

thank you, bub!

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It sounds heartwarming and I'll do my best to be there <3

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Can't wait! Matt and I have our tickets!

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it's gonna be amazing! we already have five shorts lined up, including the headlining film. plus vegan treats! what could be better? helen's mom is sending me a bunch of Florestine's dresses to display as well, it's gonna be just great.

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That's so neat, Kittee! Nice work!

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ticket, purchased. looking forward to it.

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ticket, purchased. looking forward to it.

yay! i heard it just won best short at the DOX film festival in Vancouver.

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This sounds amazing - I just rsvp'd and re posted! I can bring some baked goods if you're in need of more.

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Maree wrote:
This sounds amazing - I just rsvp'd and re posted! I can bring some baked goods if you're in need of more.

I think I have about six or seven bakers, but if you don't mind emailing me that would be awesome in case anyone backs down. But, if you are really excited about baking then I would love it.

So glad you are coming and spreading the word. The Oregonian is getting a preview copy, and if they review it, it'll really help get the word out.

kittee68 at gmail dot com

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just bumping this up. the screening is this saturday at 7pm at the hollywood theatre.

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Let's chat today about how I can help, Kittee!

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tonight!

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I ended up missing out, but I hope it was wonderful. <3

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