KNOCKING Newsletter Update
There is much news to report about the documentary film KNOCKING on
-- Production and editing is complete! You will soon be able to see the
63-minute documentary at film festivals and community screenings this
and summer. A shorter, 53-minute version will be broadcast nationally
in the fall. Home DVDs of the long version will be available this
with lots of bonus features and extra material.
-- Emmy award-winning documentary series Independent Lens has picked up
KNOCKING for broadcast on PBS in the fall 2006 season. More details to
on their web site: www.pbs.org/independentlens
-- The University of Nevada and Truckee Meadows Community College in
hosted a special sneak preview screening of KNOCKING on Feb. 7. The
documentary was shown on two screens simultaneously on opposite ends of
campus. The response was so great that the college had to open a second
theater to accommodate the overflow crowd.HOW TO GET THE DVD
If you haven’t already, be sure to click on “Get More Info” and enter
email address and zip code at www.knocking.org We’ll send you
when the DVD is ready. There will be lots of bonus features.
HOW TO SEE KNOCKING IN YOUR CITY
We will be doing sneak preview screenings in various cities this
will pick the cities based on the zip codes you enter at
If we see a huge number of respondents from the Atlanta area, for
then we know there is enough interest in that location to do a sneak
Please email us at
if you want to
organize a screening in your area. We will be relying on local
organize these community screenings. If you want to make it happen,
initiative! It is easy to rent a local theater and charge small
Or if you live in a university town, ask the dean of
history, religion, sociology, law or medical school departments to host
screening. Direct them to www.knocking.org so they can see that all of
topics are covered in KNOCKING. If you email us wanting to organize a
screening please, type SCREENING VOLUNTEER in the subject heading.
SPREAD THE WORD
A number of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Reno, Nevada area have already
KNOCKING. They will no doubt be telling their friends about the
Direct friends, family, co-workers, classmates and neighbors to
UPCOMING FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
If you live near Cleveland, Ohio or East Lansing, Michigan you will be
to see KNOCKING for yourself in March!
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, March 17 @ 7pm
Saturday, March 18 @ 2:30pm
Monday, March 20 @ 9:45am
Tickets available at www.clevelandfilm.org or by calling the Film
Hotline at 216-623-FILM, ext. 7. Tickets go on sale to members only on
Friday, February 24th and to the general public on Friday, March 3rd.
prices for most films are $8 per film for members, $10 for non-members,
$8 for students/seniors (day of show only).
Tower City Cinemas at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland.
EAST LANSING FILM FESTIVAL
Michigan State University
Friday, March 24 @7pm
Tickets available at
This Update is sponsored by Open Door Films, and is provided as a
service to support conversations around the film, "Knocking."