The current debate is a distraction

May 19th at the Pageant Theater, in Chico, CA!

To show our deep appreciation for the support of our hometown community, we’ll launch American Totem into the world from Chico, CA.

Join us on Sunday, May 19th at 7pm, at the Pageant Theater,  Q&A with the filmmakers to follow, including Sue Hilderbrand, James Carroll, Dale Price, Jim Miller, and Mike Rogers.

Get your tickets early at the Pageant Theater or at Blackbird in Chico.

The photo on the right is the original team that launched this film: Sue Hildebrand, Dan Carter, Jake Frank, Kyle Miller, and Jacob Hinty. Not pictured from Chico: Dale Price, Jim Miller, Quinn Winchell, Dylan Carter.


One component of our distribution strategy is to have communities across the country organize a screening in order to have deeper discussions about how to reduce gun violence.  To organize a screening in your community, contact us at

American Totem is best viewed in a group, with time afterwards to discuss the issues. You can even invite the filmmaker by emailing us at