Ticket Giveaway – Recipes For Disaster

by Kenji Maeda on April 12, 2009

I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the Thursday, April 16 screening of Recipes For Disaster presented by DOXA.

Screening takes place at 7:00pm at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC).

Read the details below for ticket giveaway entry instructions.


recipesfordisasterRecipes for Disaster follows a young Anglo-Finnish family as they rid themselves of all oil-based products for a year. The challenge proves to be more emotionally difficult than the family anticipates and John, father and instigator of the oil fast, must find a balance between living oil-free and keeping a functional family.

Filmmaker John Webster undertook this oil diet to see what happens when individuals take responsibility for their contributions to climate change. During this year-long fast, the family remains in mainstream society, continuing their suburban lives. But the emotional strain the diet puts on the family offers more drama and opportunity for self-analysis than predicted, and disaster sets in. As John teeters on the brink of extremism, his militancy threatens to pull the family apart. He must negotiate the fine line between fanaticism and staying true to his values.

Recipes for Disaster speaks to each of us and gently offers guidance through the honest and comedic adventures of an everyday family.

In the words of Director, John Webster:

This is a film about climate change. About catastrophe. And it’s funny, painfully funny. We love to blame the corporations and industries for what’s going wrong with the planet, but we are mistaken. It’s us, baby. You and me. We’re the real bad guys.


For more information about the screening or to purchase advanced tickets, go to www.doxafestival.ca/news/recipes.html

To enter to win ONE PAIR of tickets for the April 16 screening:

Send your Full Name, Phone Number, Email Address, and answer to the question below to info@vancouveractorsguide.com . (Subject: “DOXA RECIPES”)

1) What are the opening and closing dates for this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival? (Hint: see the DOXA homepage www.doxafestival.ca)

*A winner will be randomly selected from those who enter by Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00pm.

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