Friday May 23, 2003
TRIBECA FUN & FAN
original Cypress boys reunited at the EvenHand Bubble Lounge
(L - R: Jon Glascoe, Pete Kreutzer & Joseph Pierson)
Tribeca Film Festival was everything I expected -- the hype, the
crowds, the buzz, the overall fabulousness. The Thursday night
screening of EvenHand was an early sell-out, which removed a
huge item from my list of things to be anxious about. But, it was soon
replaced on the list by the challenge of finding tickets for people
that we wanted to see the film. All of the EvenHand gang
sacrificed our tickets -- we'd already seen the film countless times.
Then it dawned on me the afternoon of the screening that the Tribeca
policy was to not let anyone in without a ticket -- even filmmakers
attending their own screening. This caused a flurry of activity in the
final hour before the screening to get tickets for me, Bill Sage &
Bill Dawes, as we all had to at least make an appearance in the
theater. In the end, it turned out to be a SNAFU by the Festival;
there were actually seats available after all. The only complaint I
heard about Tribeca all week was this same situation of shows being
listed as sold out and there being empty seats in the house. But,
every festival has growing pains and for the size and quality of the
Tribeca Film Festival, they did a phenomenal job, especially
considering that this is only year two.
Lovisa and Peg posing and smoking in Tribeca
screenings went really well. In addition to the Bills, Io
Tillet Wright (Toby), Mike Jones
(Screenwriter), Alex Albanese
(Editor) and Joel
Goodman (Composer) attended both and Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco
came to the Thursday screening as Bill
Sage's guests (and both loved the film). There have also been a
few follow-up meetings with industry folks that may result in some
exciting news soon. If there's just one person there that matters,
you've accomplished what you need to.
Thursday night we partied at the Bubble Lounge. Rachel
Goldstein set the party up and worked her magic by packing the
place with people. Considering that we were one of ten festival
parties held that same night, she did an outstanding job of spreading
the word. It was especially impressive considering that the cheap-ass
filmmaker didn't spring for an open bar!
some recent fan mail. The first e-mail is from an entertainment
can honestly say that I do not often see any films
(commercial, indie or otherwise) that are as well-crafted and moving
as "EvenHand". My wife is even more critical than me, and
she continues to marvel at what a wonderful film it is. The film
certainly deserves a release and hopefully the TFF [Tribeca Film
Festival] exposure will be helpful to that end."
next one is from someone who saw Evenhand at the USA
I just wanted to thank you for a great film. I'm a huge Mike Doughty
fan, that's what drew me to the USA Film Festival screening in Dallas.
Although Doughty's songs were phenomenal I was truly moved by how
"right" you got it when it comes to a day on the job for
Although I'm not a cop, I was a crime reporter in a
small West Texas city for 5 years. I spent lots of time going on drug
raids, at crime scenes and hanging out at the police station. I spent
so much time with cops I started to feel like one. Until your movie
I'd never seen anything that comes close to capturing the day to
day nature of a cop's life on the job, the hardships they face and the
fact that they're more than a little misunderstood.
In short, Evenhand was so well done it made me
homesick for my old job and old friends. When I got home
from the screening I emailed my cop pals about the movie. Hopefully
you'll find a distributor and one day my friends at the Lubbock PD can
see it play in their hometown.
Thank you for making this film."
from people that actually like and appreciate my work is great,
especially while I wait for news of EvenHand's distribution prospects.
I've posted some additional fan mail on the new Fan
Mail page. In the meantime, one print is on its way to Atlanta and
the other to Newport. Please visit the Film
Festival page for details on all upcoming EvenHand screenings.
TRIFECTA - AND AN AWARD
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