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Father The Flame

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  1. wolflarsen

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    I would love to see this film.
    Does anybody know how or where I can do so?

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    It will be shown at the Chicago show this year. First week-end in May.

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    +1

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    I heard production was delayed. Kevin Spacey was in a number of the scenes and they had to reshoot most of it.

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    I heard it was all finished as well, but the running joke is that it will never be finished.

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    +2

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    It debuted at the Chicago International Film Festival this last fall. Lee Erck and Mimmo Romeo were there, along with the entire production team. The film is GREAT. I didn't see the pre-release version shown at the Chicago Pipe Show a couple years ago, but I understand it is very different following editing, adding a score, and the like. I hadn't heard that the film would be shown at the 2019 show, but I'll check with show officers to verify. I'm sure we'd absolutely love to show the film.

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    but the running joke is that it will never be finished.

    Yeah, like St. John the Divine in NYC, Mike -- we joke that it's really "St. John the Unfinished"!

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    One of these days we'll see an actual digital version... or blue ray... or something..

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    I'd like to see the film, but I have to confess that I don't get the title at all.

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    The filmaker explains the reference in his pipes magazine radio show interview. I can't remember it well enough to summarize for you.

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    You'll find a long answer to your question about the title here.

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    Thanks, Crash.

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    I'd love to see it, too. Hopefully, it will be released in a streaming format soon.

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    I watched it at the Chicago show last year and I loved about 95% of it. The parts I didn't particularly care for were some cosmic clips of the solar system/universe that just didn't seem to fit the terrestrial nature of the film, i.e. briar/flame/smoke/people.

    That minor criticism out of the way, the movie was profoundly moving and touched on so much of what we already know - that pipe smoking is sometimes a solitary ritual; that it is sometimes experienced in a community, or that it builds community; that the people who put flame to tobacco have beautiful stories to tell; that life is fleeting . . .

    Although pipe smokers will love the film because of the subject matter, it's a film I would recommend to anyone that loves a good story about life.

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    some cosmic clips...

    Cosmic is in the film?? Did he appear smoking a cob?

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    Cosmic is in the film??

    This got me too. I had to re-read it a couple of times

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    The parts I didn't particularly care for were some cosmic clips of the solar system/universe that just didn't seem to fit the terrestrial nature of the film, i.e. briar/flame/smoke/people.

    There are some that believe all matter is comprised of star dust.

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    If Cosmic gets his own clips I'll skip. I can't imagine he has much to add.

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    There are some that believe all matter is comprised of star dust.

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    It's "Father of the Flame", and I can't wait to see it. I'd even do PPV.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    It is most certainly NOT Father of the Flame. Just plain old Father the Flame.

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    Ah, o.k., faulty memory then, or title was changed from Chicago three years ago.

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    Father the Flame.

    https://www.fathertheflame.com/

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    Meh, only a trailer.

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    The first preview they released was cringe worthy but this later stuff looks good. I'm really looking forward to it's DVD release. I'll bet if they don't get anymore festival invites it will be pretty soon maybe even CPCC.

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    The producers have asked me to pass on that they will have an announcement soon and possibly as early as tomorrow.

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    It's a Christmas Miracle!!!

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    Awesome!
    Thanks for looking into it for us, criginthecorn. Much appreciated.

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    I contacted them via the website to see if and when it may be released in New Zealand but as yet have received no reply.

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    Definitely looking forward to seeing this.

    There are some that believe all matter is comprised of star dust.

    But of what is the stardust comprised?

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    Hey Craig, get out of the corn and let us know what the announcement is.

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    Hey guys, thanks for your interest in our film! I totally appreciate the never-to-be-finished-film jokes. It's felt like that for us too, believe me. But as our first film and a passion project on the side, things just take a long time for each step, and there are lots of steps to pull off a film of this scope. That said (and very long story short), thanks to our successful premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival, we are now working towards meaningful distribution in early 2019! This means it will be available for both VOD and hopefully hard copies (Blu Ray / DVD) for pipe fans and those unfamiliar with the hobby alike. So as soon as the weather warms, check out your windows for airborne pork and unexpectedly cold temperatures deep underground.

    We have a few more funds to raise, so to help with that we're also selling some pipes Lee Erck made and donated that are look-a-likes to the one made in the film. You can learn more about those and get a more in-depth update here: https://mailchi.mp/a98a48df299d/ftf-2018-year-end-update

    Thanks, Craig for your coming out to see the film in Chicago this October and letting us know this thread has been started. We're hoping to get the film into more public screenings this year, both festivals and pipe clubs alike. Hopefully we can make something happen at the CPCC show as well.

    Hit me up with any questions, and of course, everything is totally make of star dust.

    All the best!

    Chad Terpstra
    director/cinematographer
    Father the Flame
    fathertheflame.com

    "I only once asked my father if something was good enough. Doesn't exist. It's either good or it's crap. Good enough didn't exist in his workshop."
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    But of what is the stardust comprised?

    Celluloid of unfinished films.

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    Hey Crash, I took off my DeKalb corn seed cap, put on shoes, and went to the big city to see the debut and am damned glad I did!

    In all seriousness, the film was a wonderful portrait of the pipe community. It's remarkable that this fine documentary got made, regardless of how long and difficult the journey may have been.

    While there may have been a time when kind-hearted joking was appropriate, that time is over. The film is a reality and is really, really good and very polished. I spoke to a few folks in the lobby after the premiere who knew nothing about pipes and watched only because it was the only film showing at that time that sounded interesting. They said that they enjoyed it. Let's support these guys!

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    And Chad, please contact me if you want to arrange something at the Chicago Show. We'd love to promote your film.

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    Let's support these guys!

    I bought one of the pipes and ten tins of the tobacco.

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    Thanks for posting the update Chad, and congratulations on the film. I'm really looking forward to the DVD.

    Celluloid of unfinished films.

    That's precisely what I've always suspected.

    I'm doing my part!

    I don't know what that junior stormtrooper is really saying, but it's definitely not "I'm doing my part". Must be some kind of subliminal subversive message.

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    There was a series of Father the Flame bulldog pipes made from vintage Chacom stummels and an English-style C&D Father the Flame tobacco blend, both of which supported production of the documentary.

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    Thank you for responding Chad, we kid, but I think most all of us are eager to buy the blu-ray or dvd.

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    I don't know what that junior stormtrooper is really saying, but it's definitely not "I'm doing my part". Must be some kind of subliminal subversive message.

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    ^ Amazing. He must have received specialized training in counter-lip reading.

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    There are some that believe all matter is comprised of star dust.

    All of the naturally occurring elements in the universe, other than hydrogen, helium and lithium, were produced in stars (https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_originelements.htm). This includes carbon, the key element of all organic chemicals including the those we're made of, as well as silicon, magnesium, iron and aluminum, the stuff from which most of the earth is made. Since stars are the only source of these elements, it is fair to say, poetically, that both we and our planet are made of star dust. However, since hydrogen and helium are the most common elements by far, making up 98% of the matter in the universe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundance_of_the_chemical_elements_, most matter is not star dust.

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    Since stars are the only source of these elements, it is fair to say, poetically, that both we and our planet are made of star dust.

    I was commenting on the inclusion of celestial elements in the movie.

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    This sounds awesome!
    Is there any update on the film?

    Pierre
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