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"Unacceptable Levels" Award-Winning Doc: SF Bay Area Screenings

  • Feb 24, 2014 · 7:30 PM

This is the film I helped produce, that I've been investing my heart & soul into for the past 2+ years. Since these are Tugg screenings (grassroots crowdsourcing to book theaters) we can't wait to announce them until we're closer to the date - they may not meet the threshold.

The filmmaker is traveling here from Pennsylvania for these special events, and we'll have marvelous panel discussions including luminaries from the environmental movement such as Stacy Malkan of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Kevin Connelly of Earth Island Institute.

One of the segments of our film is titled "Pesticides and other -Cides" and I think you will find ALL of the subjects covered in the film relevant and eye-opening.

We need to meet our RSVP deadline within 3 days - we still need 45 RSVPs in Palo Alto (Aquarius Theater) and 30 more in Oakland. Can you connect us with your people? The Palo Alto screening will be a benefit for Breast Cancer Action, and the Oakland screening is a benefit for Earth Island Institute.

As soon as we "meet threshold" we'll still have lots of time to sell out the theater, but the urgency is NOW to avoid having the event cancelled.

Thank you for your support!


PLEASE SHARE with all your Bay Area Friends & Colleagues ONE NIGHT ONLY

An award-winning documentary about the chemicals in our bodies, how they got there and what we can do about it.

(watch trailer here:

"Unacceptable Levels" is a no-nonsense documentary that will challenge everything you think you know about health, safety, and environmental protection." - Beth Buczynski, ecosalon

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. This is grassroots crowdsourcing - tell the theater you WANT to see this film by purchasing your ticket online through website link associated with the event. Don't miss a chance to see Unacceptable Levels on the big screen and meet filmmaker Ed Brown!

Mon Feb 24, 7:30 p.m. | PALO ALTO - Aquarius Theatre
**A Benefit for Breast Cancer Action**
Post film Q&A: Annie Sartor, Policy & Campaigns Coordinator Breast Cancer Action; State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.), and Amanda Hawes, Worksafe

Tues Feb 25, 7:30 p.m. | OAKLAND - Piedmont Theatre
**A Benefit for Earth Island Institute**
Post film Q&A: Kevin Connelly, Associate Director Earth Island Institute; Amanda Hawes, Worksafe;Stacy Malkan, co-founder Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and Corey Rennell, Founder Core Foods

Wed Feb 26, 6:30 p.m. | SAN FRANCISCO - Embarcadero Center Cinema
TICKETS: (not a Tugg event)
**Part of the Building Health Initiative**
Post film Q&A with filmmaker Ed Brown and special guests hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council – Northern California Chapter's Building Health Initiative

TICKETS: Thurs Feb 27, 7:30 p.m. | SANTA CRUZ - The Nickelodeon
TICKETS: **A Benefit for Surfing for Change**

Mon March 3, 7:30 p.m. | SACRAMENTO - Tower Theatre
**A Benefit for Moms Across America**
Post film Q&A: California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and Kathleen Hallal, Moms Across America co-founder and Mom

Tues March 4, 7:30 p.m. | MILL VALLEY - Sequoia Theatre
**A Benefit for Teens Turning Green**
Post film Q&A: Judi Shils, Founder/Exec. Director Teens Turning Green; Debbie Raphael, Director CA Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, and Stacy Malkan, co-founder Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Momentum for our film is building:
--Unacceptable Levels was named one of the 10 Best Documentaries of 2013
--Fran Drescher of Cancer Schmancer and Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida hosted a screening at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington DC.
--Winner of Journalistic Relevance award at the *filmambiente* International Environmental Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro from the Brazilian Network of Environmental Journalism (
--Sold Out Nashville Premiere with stars of the "Nashville" TV series on the "green carpet" (


Sharing some of the wonderful testimonials:

"Unacceptable Levels is a great documentary ... about the myriad ways we are being exposed to toxins, poisons and allergens in our daily life. It is sweet, funny, clear, and illuminating." - Paul Hawken, founder of Smith & Hawken, environmentalist

"Although at points during "Unacceptable Levels" you might feel incredibly discouraged or even nauseous, Brown retains his open, honest demeanor–and it's calming. He doesn't freak out and tell us we're all doomed. He has hope, and he ends the film with a call to action that we can all respond to: Do something. Care about something. Investigate for yourself. Make a small change. Share what you've learned with a friend. Sign a petition or send a letter to a brand that you want to see change." - Beth Buczynski, ecosalon

"From the products we use, to the food we eat, to the air we breathe, Unacceptable Levels documents how prevalent toxic chemicals have become part of our lives. Ed Brown uses the powerful connection of family to illustrate how broken our system has become, and why we must do something about it. Our children's futures depend on it."
– Gigi Lee Chang, CEO, Healthy Child Healthy World

"This excellent film brings home in a very real way the link between our environment and our health." - Génon Jensen, Executive Director of HEAL (Health and Environment Alliance)

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  • Cheryl-Meetup

    If you had any of the myriad of marine biologists, or scientists from UCSC, on the panel for the Santa Cruz event, that might help you attract more ticket buyers. Just a thought. I put ads in newspaper community calendars and several meetup sites, but it's still 2/3 short of the ticket purchases needed. Wanted to see it.

    February 15, 2014

  • Cheryl-Meetup

    Looks like a good film! I posted it on some Santa Cruz meetup sites.

    February 8, 2014

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