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The Nobelity Blog is a running series of reports on the film and education work of The Nobelity Project (www.nobelity.org), including reports from our partner project Mahiga Hope High School in Kenya, and numerous other school projects from our Kenya Schools Fund. The blog also includes reports on our films, including the recent SXSW Audience Award winner, Building Hope, and on our advocacy for specific issues related to a more sustainable and just world for children everywhere.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One Peace, One Theatre, One City, One School at a Time!

What a wild and wonderful Fall it’s been for the Nobelity Project. Here’s a quick sampling of all our great news:

The national theatrical release of One Peace at a Time begins Friday, Dec 4 with two parties in Austin at Manuel’s Arboretum Restaurant before the evening screenings at the Arbor Theatre. $50 Tickets are online at http://www.nobelity.org, with proceeds helping to build Mahiga Hope High School in Kenya.

Congressman Lloyd Doggett, one of the stars of the film, joins us Friday evening as our guest of honor at the 5:30 p.m. reception!

The film continues - 5 screenings per day - from Dec 4 - 10! Tickets for all other screenings available at the Arbor Box Office. Click here for Arbor online sales.

Here are the great partner groups that are helping us turn out a crowd each evening:

  • Sat, 12/5 - ONE.org
  • Sun, 12/6 - Austin interfaith night with AAIM and Tom Spencer (7 pm)
  • Mon, 12/7 - Meals on Wheels
  • Tues, 12/8 - RESULTS.org and The Austin Kiva Group
  • Wed, 12/9 - Charity Bash, including a party at Manuel's following the 7:00 p.m. screening (another fundraiser for Mahiga Hope High School
  • Thurs, 12/10 - Christy hosts Austin's yoga community.

Tickets for Teachers - Thanks to The Dell Foundation and Bank of America, we have free tickets for teachers to all matinee screenings - 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. To reserve your spot, email Melissa@nobelity.org, and please bring your teacher id to the theater.

1000 Voices for Hope – Our fundraising partnership with GlobalGiving.com has raised $13,000 for Mahiga Hope High School. Join Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Emily and Martie of The Dixie Chicks as members of this glorious choir.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mahigahopehigh/

Thanks to Nike and Architecture for Humanity for awarding Mahiga Hope High and our RainWater Court as winners of the International GameChangers Award. In addition to over $50,000 in construction money, the award includes the services of Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow Greg Elsner who is living in Mahiga, Kenya as we build this amazing school. Check out photos and designs at:

http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/rainwatercourt

If you’ve seen One Peace at a Time, help us spread the word. There is a better way! If you haven’t seen it, it’s time.

To watch the Ben Harper Trailer, go to: http://nobelity.org/one-peace-at-a-time/

And here are a few choice pics from our Red Carpet L.A. Premiere.

Thanks to Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves, Cameron Sinclair, Bono, One.org, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Peter Fonda and many others who are support the film and our work for a better way.

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People know me from different things I've done, and often seem to remember me from whatever I was doing when our paths first crossed. If you first saw me on television with Harry Anderson or doing stand-up comedy, you may be disappointed in my current level of funny. On the other hand, if you first saw me as that idiot narcoleptic guy in The Sopranos, I could really use a nap, so I'm still playing that part well. The last few years have been occupied by making three feature docs, Nobelity, One Peace at a Time, and Building Hope. All three were produced by our education and action nonprofit, The Nobelity Project (www.nobelity.org). I've also written ten books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the NY Times bestseller, The Tao of Willie, co-authored with the very awesome Willie Nelson.