We have two tickets to give away for the screening of I’m Fine, Thanks, taking place at the Plaza Theatre on October 17th at 6PM. To throw your hat in the ring to win the tickets, you can:
a) “Like” our Facebook Page and post on our wall that you’d like to win tickets to the film.
b) Follow us at @ciawesome on Twitter and tweet “I want to win tickets to I’m Fine, Thanks with @ciawesome! #yycfilm #yyc”.
c) Do both and enter twice!
We’ll pick the winners by October 5th. Good luck!
“Four minutes into watching the documentary, I started to cry.”
Dean Angeletta didn’t realize that watching a film on his buddy’s USB key would end up having such a profound impact on his life.
Angeletta, 27, moved to Calgary from London, England, in 2009. He works as a supply chain consultant, and lately has been noticed that he’s been feeling a bit… empty. “Why, when I look at everything on paper, I should be the happiest chap around – but in reality I’m not?”
“A close friend of mine always comments that you should try and fulfill your life with activities and pursuits that make you smile with your eyes. They sent me a text one Friday that they wanted to drop a documentary off with me after work – that I needed to watch as I needed to hear the message.”
That documentary was I’m Fine, Thanks. The film is a feature-length documentary about complacency – stories about life, and the unconventional paths that people take to happiness. I’m Fine, Thanks follows a film crew of five that spent two months travelling around the U.S., interviewing over 60 people about their choices and life experiences.
The film “isn’t about quitting your job tomorrow, but it’s about how to re-prioritize, reconfigure your life to spend more time doing the things, being with the people, and seeing the places that you love,” says Angeletta.
“Have you ever made a choice in life because it was expected of you?” Angeletta asks. “I am guessing I’m not the only one who would put their hand up. No one ever applied pressure on me to do so, but I have always pursued avenues that have provided me with financial security even if I have consciously known that those decisions have moved me further and further away from my passions and what truly makes me happy.”
Angeletta felt inspired immediately after watching the film, and looked into it. He found that the film was a Kickstarter project – entirely crowdsourced. Within a day, he contacted the production company and told the director how much the film had touched him, and offered to host a screening. The crew was blown away with the suggestion that a complete stranger wanted to reach out and help distribute the film. plained that other people across the globe had also had the same idea…complete strangers who they had never met were reaching out to them asking to host their own screenings of the film. “I believe in the message so I decided to financially back the event and then all profits raised on the night of the screening will go back to the production company.”
Angeletta thinks that the film is part of a growing trend of questioning your path in life – and wants to spread the message to anyone who will listen. If you’re interested, enter our ticket giveaway or buy tickets for the screening at http://imfinethanksyyc.eventbrite.com/
I’m Fine, Thanks Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNDZgvne_5k