"Behind the Lines" film premiere

Jennie Reinish’s film, “Behind the Lines: Fighting a Wildland Fire”, about what happens behind the scenes at a wildfire, will have its premiere on June 6 in Santa Barbara, California.  Wildfire Today reviewed it HERE on March 16.  Jennie provides the details below:

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Samy’s Camera and Tidepool Pictures announced the world premiere of “Behind the Lines: Fighting a Wildland Fire” to benefit Jesusita Fire Victims through the United Way’s Jesusita Fire Long Term Recovery Fund.

            Saturday, June 6, 2009

            7:30pm – Live music by Dreamtime Continuum

            Sundown (approximately 8:15pm) – Outdoor film screening

Samy’s Camera, 614 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

$5 suggested donation at the door

Filmmaker Jennie Reinish’s third feature documentary, “Behind the Lines” was filmed during the 2007-2008 California wildfire seasons.  The film gives audiences a glimpse at what goes into fighting a large-scale wildfire.  “Through interviews with the men and women behind the lines and facing the fire,” explained Reinish, “audiences will get a glimpse of the magnitude and effort put in by people from all over the United States to keep the a fire from reaching our communities and our homes.”

To kick off the event at 7:30pm, one of the victims who lost their homes in the Jesusita fire, singer/songwriter and healer Sudama Mark Kennedy, will perform original music with his band Dreamtime Continuum.  Their music features trance and dance, world instruments, and improvised rappings, nested in world music grooves.

Event attendees will have an opportunity to meet and thank local Firefighters, and a photographer will be on hand for those who would like to have their photos taken on a fire truck!  A raffle will be held to benefit the Jesusita Fire Fund.  Food at the event will be donated by Silvergreens restaurant.

“This is a great event for people to come out and support our local firefighters and our community,” said Reinish, “and learn just what goes on behind the scenes of a wildfire.”  Funds raised by donations at the door will benefit the United Way’s Jesusita Fire Long Term Recovery Fund.  Funds raised by sales of DVDs of “Behind the Lines” will benefit the Steven J. Masto Memorial Scholarship Fund, which serves the children of local firefighters.

“This is an outdoor screening,” pointed out Reinish, “so attendees should dress for the weather, and bring a chair or blanket to sit on.”

For more information on the film, visit http://tinyurl.com/FireFilm.

For more information on the band, visit www.myspace.com/Sudama or www.sudama.com.

For more information on the benefiting fire funds, visit www.unitedwaysb.org/jesusitafire.htm


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