Category Archives: Movies

Lewisville the Scene for a Hallmark Movie

Apparently the Hallmark Channel is filming a movie on location in the Piedmont Triad and one of the locations they're using is Lewisville.  Here's the story in the Greensboro News & Record and the Hallmark Channel's press release.  The movie will be based on the book The Shunning by Beverly Lewis.

Not sure where they're going to shoot, but there are at least four locations listed on the NC Piedmont Triad Film Commission's website.  You can probably guess a few of the locations listed on the website:

If you're in Lewisville and you see a bunch of people running around with a camera you can guess what they're up to.

Doctor vs. Big Pharma and Government: Burzynski at a/perture

Cancer is insidious and I'd venture a guess that almost every person in America has been touched by the disease.  Whether it's a family member, a co-worker or a friend we know someone who has had cancer and we've seen first hand how it decimates them and their loved ones.  That's why watching Burzynski, the movie will likely infuriate you.

The movie is a documentary about a doctor and chemist named, you guessed it, Burzynski who discovered a revolutionary treatment for cancer more than 30 years ago. Thanks to battles with myriad government and private entities his treatment has had difficulty getting approved for advanced clinical trials, and has only been available to a limited number of patients as a result.  That's all I'm going to say about the actual content of the movie for fear of spoiling it, but I will say that while I found the movie to be obviously slanted towards supporting Dr. Burzynski, it also provides compelling and objective evidence in support of its stance.  I also found it refreshingly absent of the kind of stunts that Michael Moore has made popular with his movies, and instead relies on public documents, interviews and public hearings to make its case.

All that's not to say that the movie is boring or slow.  To the contrary the pacing seems just right, there's very little redundancy in the evidence presented and yet it still seems thorough.  As a result Burzynski is compelling, the story infuriating and it's a movie I highly recommend seeing.

Burzynski, the movie is appearing this weekend (May 29-30) through next week at a/perture cinema (across from Mellow Mushroom on Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem) was written, directed and produced by Eric Merola. You can find show times on a/perture's website.