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2/3/2012
 
The Daily Pilot covered the death of Mark David Allen
in an article by Joseph Serna
 
 
See the DEFIANT LOVE web page of the article, A SOBER LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOLIC
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2/1/2012
 
The death of Mark David Allen as well as the impact of the film
was discussed in this article by Sara Hall from the Newport Beach Independent
 
 
See the DEFIANT LOVE web page of the article, 
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2/25/2011
 
Mark David Allen's journey toward recovery is
referenced in this article by Sara Hall from the Newport Beach Independent.
 
Read the article:
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
 
See the DEFIANT LOVE web page of the article ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
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10/26/2009

Drunk In Public was referenced in this excellent article
by
Robert S. Pezzolesi, MPH

Read the article:
PUBLIC INEBRIATION - in Alaska and Elsewhere

Visit the blog:
UPSTREAMING ALCOHOL POLICY


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10/7/2007

The Red Rock Film Festival 2007 in Zion Canyon, Utah, has officially selected "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" for their 2007 festival.  I was unable to make the trip, but was informed that the film made an incredible impact:
FLANIGAN'S LITTLE THEATER (map it)
428 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, UT 84767
Screening One:
Friday, November 2nd, 2007 - 6:45pm
Screening Two:
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 - 12:45pm
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9/15/2007

The 2007 Hells Half Mile Film Festival in Bay City Michigan  has officially selected "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" for their 2007 festival.  I was unable to make the trip, but was told the film was well attended:
Delta College Planetarium (map it)
100 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708
Screening on Saturday, October 13th, 2007 - 12pm - NOON
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2/20/2007

The 2007 Delray Beach Film Festival has officially selected "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" for their 2007 festival.  I was unable to make the trip, but was happily notified that the film was well recieved:
Regal Cinemas Delray 14 (map it)
1660 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Screening on Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 - 1:00pm
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2/18/2007

The 2007 Boulder International Film Festival came to a rousing conclusion.  Whether they could make it to the screening or not, "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" seemed to be one of the films on everyone's list. 

The many parties provided numerous opportunities to discuss the film and share behind the scenes stories of the 12 year production...
Snow began to fall as "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" was successfully launched before an admirably-sized audience.  Nearly everyone stayed for a thought-provoking Q&A. 
I was invited to be a part of an equally well attended FILMMAKER'S PANEL.  We had a great time providing insight, inspiration and insanity. 
"DRUNK IN PUBLIC" was fortunate enough to take home the "BEST EDITING" award.  I am profoundly grateful to Robin Beeck, the film festival selection comittee, staff, volunteers, audiences and judges for putting together such a satisfying event.   

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2/8/2007

Marty Mapes of MOVIEHABIT.COM recommends a selection of films to see for the upcoming BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and..."DRUNK IN PUBLIC" is at the top of the list (he also gives a review).

Read the article,
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7/11/2006

Correctional News profiles me and my film, "DRUNK IN PUBLIC".
Read the article:

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5/2/2006

The Orange County Register runs a Q&A column in the Local section. 
I was interviewed by writer Jennifer Muir regarding the premier of my documentary feature film, "DRUNK IN PUBLIC".
Read the article,

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4/27/2006

12 years in the making, the documentary feature-length version of "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" finally debuted and screened today at the Historic Lido Theatre in the 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival.  

It was very well attended with close to 400 people showing up at NOON on a Thursday.   The crowd was very receptive and fully involved in the Q&A which in it's entirety lasted hours after the screening and concluded the parking lot. 
I was touched by the impact the film had on the audience.  The crowd's response affirmed and supported this meaningful project.  I am honored and grateful to the audience for the unbridled feelings, stories, experiences and thoughts they so generously shared with me.

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4/27/2006


Jennifer Muir of The Orange County Register wrote an article regarding the premiere and screening of "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" in the 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival.
Read the article:

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4/22/2006

Jit Fong Chin and the writers at SQUEEZEOC.com put together a top ten list of must see films at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival. 
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4/1/2006

"DRUNK IN PUBLIC" has been edited into a feature length documentary (81 minutes).  It now details the last 12 years in the tragic life of Mark David Allen.  This new version screened at 5 film festivals in 2006-2007.  
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1/13/2006

The John & Ken Show invited me on the show to talk about Mark David Allen and my documentary "DRUNK IN PUBLIC". 

Listen to Sperling on the JOHN & KEN SHOW
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1/13/2006

The Orange County Register runs a column on the front page titled, "The Morning Read".  Writer, Jennifer Muir put together a fantastic article titled "COMING INTO FOCUS" about my documentary "DRUNK IN PUBLIC" and my relationship with the subject of the film, Mark David Allen.

Read the article, "COMING INTO FOCUS"
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