7/30/2009 Fresh Fruit



*Dawn Mikkelson, filmmaker, producer, director*

*Queer Fringe Performers from beyond the Twin Cities*
Minnesota Fringe Festival:http://:www.fringefestival.org
July 30 has been declared offical Fringe Festival Day by the Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul

Award winning filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson:http://www.emergencepictures.com/index.htm talks about the upcoming *Lutheran National Churchwide Assembly*, that she will be filming, concerning GLBT issues in the church and her recent documentary The Red Tail:http://www.redtailmovie.com about the story of airline mechanic Roy Koch and the 2005 Northwest Airlines strike

*Lutheran National Churchwide Assembly* - August 17-23, 2009
Goodsoil:http://www.goodsoil.org/goodsoilatcwa.html is the collaboration between pro-GLBT Lutherans who are working to change church policy.
Lutherans Concerned/North America:http://www.lcna.org/lcna_news/2009-03-29.shtm
ELCA Church Council recommends rostering changes that allow ministers in committed same-gender relationships

US documentary The Red Tail, received its European premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh screening at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday July 11, 2009

On August 19, 2005 Roy Koch, along with 4,400 airline mechanics, custodians, and cleaners, went on strike against Northwest Airlines, the 4th largest airline in the world. Instead of being left in the wake of this “losing battle”, Roy and his daughter Melissa (Director of “The Red Tail”) decide to follow Roy’s outsourced job to China. Their journey takes the viewer to the heart of the challenge facing the global working class – what is our place in the global economy? – In the world?


*Queer Fringe Part 2: The Out=of-Towners*

The artists will briefly talk about their shows:

*Les Kurkendaal*, Los Angeles, CA
The Gayer Show - The Adventures of Les Kurkendaal:http://www.facebook.com/pages/LES-KURKENDAAL/38991573192 and Dan Bernitt:http://www.danbernitt.com

*Rick Burkhardt*, Madison, WI -
Storm Still - The Nonsense Company:http://www.nonsensecompany.com

*Peter Neofotis*, New York, NY -
Concord, Virginia: A Southern Town in Stories

*Phatbob Gordon*, Northern Ireland -
The Morning After the Summer of Love - Scream Blue Murmur:http://www.myspace.com/screambluemurmur

Playlist Tracks: 
Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme - Theme artists: Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, Deep Dickollective, Sandy Rapp, Romanovskyl Phillips, RuPau
Album: ; Label:
Culture Club - Crystal Blue Persuasion
Album: Culture Club; Label: Virgin
Jay Spears - My Boyfriend’s Back
Album: Playin On My Team; Label: JSM
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
Album: Strawberries Mean Love; Label: Big Beat UK
The Damsels - Dirty Little Nice Girl
Album: Ashes; Label: