In Dallas tonight for the USA Film Festival and our first public (sneak-peak) screening of The Green. Thanks to the keen ingenuity of the festival’s managing director, Ann Alexander, and her crack staff, the screening went fantastically well. It was followed by a great Q & A moderated by Alphoso Duralde (whose recommendation brought us to USAFF’s attention). We had a tremendously supportive audience. Their feedback was a dream fulfilled, offering proof of the film’s broad demographic appeal.
I’ve just returned from the after-party where I was deeply moved by a comment from a lovely woman (of a certain age) who confessed that she was reticent about attending the film because of the subject matter. But she went on to say that she quickly became swept up in the characters and their stories. “You broke me down,” she said. “And that’s what you should be doing with this film, breaking down old ladies like me.” I humbly accept her charge.
Here’s their logo. Great design!
And here’s our first audience moments before the screening started. At the end of my intro, I asked everyone to give me a smile and the shot proves this crowd can really take direction!
Thanks to Ann and her staff, the USA Film Festival board, and our handlers T.J. Wilson and Andy Moulton. I couldn’t have hoped for a better kick-off for our festival rounds than our night with them in Dallas.