Title: New movie about wisdom found among janitors
Description: Posting about documentary about janitors
thephilokings - August 12, 2009 11:32 PM (GMT)
Nice to "meet" all of you. I'm a film director/producer and I wanted to let you all know about my new movie, The Philosopher Kings. It's a documentary about the wisdom found among custodians employed at some of our country's most prestigious universities such as Princeton, Cornell, Duke, and UC Berkeley.
In the film we interweave the stories of eight incredible janitors, discuss their triumphs and tragedies, and what wisdom they've acquired over the years. The film is currently screening at various venues across the country, but will soon be available on DVD.
If you're interested in checking out the movie, feel free to visit the website to view a trailer and join our mailing list. The address is http://philosopherkingsmovie.com
Many thanks and I hope to hear from you!
spongebon - August 13, 2009 02:35 AM (GMT)
Yeah! This is really pretty cool! Giving us a "voice". It is good.
I just joined your mailing list and am following The Philosopher Kings - transcendfilms on Twitter.
thephilokings - August 13, 2009 03:42 AM (GMT)
Excellent, thanks so much!
The Philosopher Kingshttp://philosopherkingsmovie.com
Guest - August 15, 2009 12:36 AM (GMT)
So's about when will I be gettin' a royalty check :lol:
Quick trivia: what was the name of the janitor in the "Breakfast Club"?
thephilokings - August 15, 2009 05:40 PM (GMT)
Ha! I'm wondering the same thing about my own royalty checks. Carl!
thephilokings - August 15, 2009 05:41 PM (GMT)
by the way, where are most of your members based? we've got a screening coming up in durham, NC and all janitors who show their badges get in for free!
Patrick - August 27, 2009 08:05 PM (GMT)
I'm ready to watch it on DVD.
thephilokings - August 30, 2009 01:06 AM (GMT)
Excellent! We haven't announced it yet but the DVD release date is set for October 2nd - National Custodial Workers Day! I'll try to remember to post again about that soon.
Just screened the film for over 450 custodians at Cornell University! Read about it here: http://tinyurl.com/km3eqm
Also if you're in the DC area on October 15, we're screening at SEIU headquarters at noon as a part of the DC Labor Film Fest.
NauvooSaint - October 17, 2009 09:13 AM (GMT)
I watched a couple trailers for the movie. I'm interested in seeing it/buyinb the DVD, but am afraid it will mostly be depressing. Thank you for taking an interest in people like us. I'm hoping the movie will be inspiring.
spongebon - October 22, 2009 12:50 AM (GMT)
The movie is very good. I recommend it to everyone. It did have sad moments, but so very much honor, wisdom and depth is shared in it. Every person blue collar, white collar, students...everyone should see this. You will come away with something - definitely a soul perk for all of us who are this line of work.
All of us have a story in us and it was wonderful to see these folks' stories brought forth in this movie. I am very glad I bought it.