Thursday, November 4, 2010

Frost Flowers Press Release and Broadcast Schedule

Updated Spring 2013!
KET continues to air this program! Please visit their website for current broadcast schedule!
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November 3, 2010
For immediate release:

Burkesville, Kentucky filmmaker, Chris Korrow, has a second environmental documentary set to air on KET throughout November and December. Korrow takes the viewer on a journey into the fascinating phenomenon of Frost Flowers. Seen scattered through fields in winter, these spectacular icy “blooms” occur for just a few short days a year, with magnificent displays only occurring every six years or so. Frost Flowers is an educational environmental film that combines beautiful photographs and high definition footage with a narrative that explains what the formations are, and how and why they develop. Thousands of Korrow's photos, along with time-lapse photography and an original score, illustrate the fact the we are not the only ones who posses the ability of artistic expression. We often overlook the artistry that takes place in nature, and this film encourages us to take a closer look at our surroundings with fresh eyes.

Korrow is perhaps best known for his documentary, Garden Insects, which aired nationwide on PBS several times, reached an audience of an estimated 2.5 million viewers, and won two film festival awards. The film includes shot of over 125 insects, and details their role in the garden ecosystem in a lively, accessible way. Public schools and libraries around the country have embraced the film--it is now used in school curriculums from elementary grades through college. Korrow thanks the etymology department at the University of Kentucky for reviewing the film for accuracy.

Footage for both films was shot almost exclusively on Korrow’s Cumberland County farm. Korrow would like to thank KET and the program’s sponsors, Philip and Laura Lyvers and Judith Rausch, MD.

While many environmental filmmakers focus on what is going wrong with the planet, or highlight the spectacular or the extreme, Korrow chooses to show us how, by looking at nature with new eyes, we will inherently change our relationship with the natural world. Chris Korrow invites us to develop wonder, awe and appreciation for what goes largely unnoticed in the natural world around us. Future projects for Korrow include a full-color children’s book, The Organic Bug Book, due out in spring of 2011 (SteinerBooks, Bell Pond, New York).

Purchase the DVD.

Korrow is available for interviews.

Upcoming Airdates:

KETKY: Sunday, November 7 at 4:30 pm EST
KET: Sunday, November 7 at 10:30 pm EST
KETKY: Tuesday, November 9 at 5:00 am EST
KETKY: Tuesday, November 9 at 8:30 am EST
KET: Friday, November 12 at 2:30 am EST
KETKY: Friday, November 12 at 2:30 pm EST
KET2: Friday, November 12 at 10:32 pm EST
KETKY: Saturday, November 13 at 2:30 am EST
KET2: Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 pm EST
KETKY: Monday, November 22 at 9:30 pm EST
KET: Friday, November 26 at 5:00 am EST
KETKY: Monday, December 6 at 6:30 pm EST
KETKY: Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 am EST
KETKY: Saturday, December 11 at 5:00 pm EST
KETKY: Tuesday, December 14 at 8:30 pm EST
KETKY: Saturday, December 25 at 9:30 am EST
KET2: Monday, December 27 at 9:30 am EST
KET: Thursday, December 30 at midnight EST