On Friday, June 17, we screened at the 1,200 seat Castro Theater for a gigantic audience who could not have been more “with” the film. They were the most enthusiastic, attentive, vocal crowd I’ve experienced yet! It was like winning the lottery. They ooh-ed and aah-ed, screamed, and even booed at a pivotal moment! It was a thrill-a-moment ride. Incredible.
Afterward, friends of friends of the film, Steven Angelo & John Anthony, hosted a great party at their beautiful home around the corner from the theater. We had a thoroughly good time with all but particularly enjoyed being introduced to the spirited work of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
One of our hosts, Steven, spoke lovingly of one of the sisters that he’s terribly fond of, Sister Constance Craving. He promised to hook us up with her when we find ourselves back in San Francisco for a return engagement. The Sisters are widely known for their special “blessings” and Steven promised the Sisters would happily honor our film with one of them the next time around. Those Sisters are not JUST doing it for themselves.
Thanks Steven and John for a fantastic party. And of course a HUGE shout out to our Frameline hosts, executive director K.C. Price, programming and hospitality associate Alexis Whitham, and our travel coordinator, Texas Starr. Yes, that’s his real name. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Frameline exceeded my expectations — and then some.