Ran up to Fresno today for our afternoon screening. Met executive director, Jon Carrol, and got a quick introduction to their festival. We screened in a cabaret-style room (very reminiscent of the “living room” theaters in Seattle) and had a pretty good turnout. In the audience: Fresno natives Kristi Johnson and her mom, winners of the AMC backstage tour from the Outfest auction.
The drive there and back was spectacular! Over the San Gabriel mountains through the “grapevine” and then across some beautiful farmland plains — thousands of acres of vineyards (for raisin production), almond & pistachio orchards and other truck crops, truly spectacular vistas. A great afternoon overall and a trip well worth taking.