Film Screening - Janeane from Des Moines - insider look at GOP housewife...

Nothing like hitting the ground running... I look forward to meeting folks in this group, and for my first meetup suggestion, I'm hoping you all can help bring an independent film screening -- complete with Q&A/discussion with the Director & lead actor -- to Durham called "Janeane from Des Moines."
We've got until this Monday (ONLY TWO MORE DAYS!!) to sell enough tix to make it happen. We're using Tugg, which is sort of like kickstarter for movies. We need just 58 more folks to commit!
Here's the link to the Tugg site, where one can buy a ticket ($10):
Movie/discussion would then be Monday Oct 15th, 7:30pm, at the Carmike Wynnsong in Durham on MLK Blvd.
The film is kind of a "mockumentary" film. It follows a supposed conservative Iowa housewife whose life is falling apart and she turns to the GOP candidates for answers. They got some amazing footage of her with each of them (Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, Romney). The story line gets into areas of religion in the GOP/Tea Party, anti-gay and anti-abortion religious rhetoric... her husband turns out to be gay, and when he loses his job and their healthcare, she ends up having to go to Planned Parenthood (oh no! pffft) for help. It's quite a moment for her. And it opens up -- as the filmmakers hope -- a space for real conversation about these issues that crosses the party (and belief/secular) lines.
The lead actor and Director are willing to come out to Durham for a screening of the film and a Q&A/discussion after.
The film has received some great reviews. It has also stirred up conversation about ethics in making so-called mockumentaries. See this NYTimes article:;
Here’s a trailer of the film:
If we can get 83 people minimum to purchase tickets, the screening and Q&A/discussion are a go! We're at 23 so far, and have this Monday (TWO MORE DAYS) to get to 83!
Let's make this screening happen! :)

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  • Mindy M.

    Jane (actress who plays Janeane) was on msnbc's The Last Word last nite! If you missed it, here's a link: The film opened in NYC (Village Cinema) last nite, and the Monday screening in Durham is sold out! Looking forward to seeing those of you who reserved a ticket... and for those who didn't, look for the movie on iTunes soon!

    October 13, 2012

  • Mindy M.

    MOVIE IS ON !!! We met our goal (and then some!)
    Jane and Grace are coming to Durham!!

    October 11, 2012

  • Mindy M.

    Sadly, we just got word that Jane's appearance on The Last Word has been bumped by pre-VP debate coverage to Friday night.

    Bummer, as they'd hoped to use tonite's airing to publicize several screenings, especially our Durham screening... but the good news is that we're up to 35 reserved tickets... just 48 more to go... We have until about 8pm tomorrow nite!!


    October 10, 2012

  • Mindy M.


    1. If you want to see Janeane from Des Moines this Monday 7:30 in Durham, be sure to RESERVE your ticket at If you don't reserve a tkt, it won't count among the 83 total we need, and the film screening won't happen.

    2. FOR THOSE OF YOU wondering why you'd buy a ticket when the event isn't definite, know that you are just RESERVING a ticket, not actually purchasing it. You won't be charged by Tugg unless we meet the 83 and the event is confirmed.

    3. *** Last but definitely not least, JANE EDITH WILSON is going to appear on msnbc on the Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell show TONITE! It airs at 10pm EST, and Jane (the actress who plays Janeane) is slated to be in the second half hour. DO WATCH! :))

    30 people have reserved their ticket. We need just 53 more by tomorrow's deadline. Be one of them, and encourage those in your networks to be one too! :)

    PS -- thanks for doing that important work, Barbara!

    October 10, 2012

  • barbara

    i'd really like to join you here but i'll be doing training for poll watching with Common Cause.

    October 10, 2012

  • Mary A.

    Wow, Mindy, the extension is great news. Raleigh Democratic Party friends - this is an important film to pay attention too.
    I hope you reserve your ticket and come be a part of the conversation!

    October 8, 2012

  • Mindy M.

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY!! We need 57 more people to commit to going, and then we can make this happen!

    (If you want to go, be sure to buy your ticket at the tugg link:


    October 8, 2012

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