A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Category Archives: Production Notes

Female Eye Film Festival – WINNER Best Documentary

June 27, 2012

No sooner did I returned from LA than I had to turn around to head to Toronto for the Female Eye Film Festival.  But who’s complaining?!!  June in Toronto is  Gorgeous, and I was looking forward to reconnecting with my dear college/rowing friend (and ALLY supporter) Chris Toperczer, whom I […]

our latest festival invitation…

June 5, 2012

In the past month, we’ve received invitations to submit our film to festivals in Taiwan, Rwanda, Vancouver, London, and most recently, this one from Argentina. After weathering our share of “Thanks, but no thanks” early on, it sure is nice to be able to share one of these… Enjoy! Dear […]

Jury Duty: SIFF 2012 Shorts

May 30, 2012

On Memorial Day, we three Jurors met for the first time at the McMenamin’s on Queen Anne.  Anna Sampers is an award-winning filmmaker and has been the Shorts Programs curator for the Milwaukee Film Festival for the past three years.  Alonso Duralde is the film critic for The Wrap/Reuters and has written about […]

A Year Ago Today…

May 24, 2012

A Lot Like You had its World Premiere at Seattle International Film Festival on May 24, 2011.  SIFF rolled out the red carpet for the event.  The beautiful Landmark Harvard Exit theater erupted in applause when we invited Mama Kimaro to join us onstage for the post-screening Q&A.  Then the […]

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival (Los Angeles)

May 22, 2012

From “Worlds Apart” to “A Lot Like You”: A Filmmaker’s Journey Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:30PM – 1:30PM National Center for the Preservation of Democracy – Democracy Forum Director Eliaichi Kimaro reflects on the power of personal storytelling to mobilize people, ignite dialogue, and contribute to the groundswell that leads […]

Guest blogger – Lucia Kenney (San Francisco in her words/thru her eyes)

May 3, 2012

When we were invited to screen A Lot Like You at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, I knew I wanted to bring Lucy with  me.  SFIAAFF is the largest and most prestigious showcase for new Asian American and Asian films in North America, and I wanted Lucy to be […]

Reel Change takes ALLY to DC (April 28-30)

April 25, 2012

We have been invited to participate in Reel Change: Managing Social Issue Film Campaigns – presented by Working Films and The Fledgling Fund in collaboration with the Center for Social Media.  Thanks to the generous support of our dear friends, Jeff and Jamie Merriman-Cohen, we are able to attend this intensive 3-day workshop that […]

Coming to Tucson, AZ ~ Feb 20-21, 2012

February 5, 2012

I have been invited to screen our film and deliver a keynote as part of Black History/Heritage Month at University of Arizona (Tucson).   Here’s the description from the event’s facebook page, brought to you by the event organizer, April Petillo: Eliaichi Kimaro is a activist, speaker and advocate who has dedicated her talents […]

fabulous article in the Seattle Times

January 29, 2012

our feature in the Seattle Times hits newsstands today, and we couldn’t be more grateful for this beautifully written, in-depth article from Tyrone Beason. if you’re viewing it online, be sure to scroll through the pictures. and if you happen to be in Seattle…might we say, it’s definitely worth seeing this layout […]

ALLY has a brand new face!

January 28, 2012

a sweet new landing page that will eventually grow into our new website. a Dad-ism:  a good farmer keeps his eyes focused forward on the work that remains to be done.  a poor farmer keeps looking back, praising himself for how much he’s already done. when ALLY’s creative team met earlier this month, […]

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