This is a special guest post by visiting filmmaker and blogger Laura Zinger.* To read more about her trip to the 2010 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and impressions of Canada and Newfoundland, visit her blog 20kfilms.com
for the complete blog posts.
I took the morning off today to get some work taken care of. Plus, I wanted to relax before Proceed and Be Bold! screened at 3pm. I cut myself off from my work with enough time to spare for lunch at Sprout. Hello amazing Avocado Brie sandwich. Will you marry me?
Then I was off to the PaBB screening where over 50 people were sitting in the audience waiting to watch the documentary. After a quick and quirky introduction by Amos and I, the film started, and Amos and I headed out to Sprout so that he could get a bite to eat. (Did I mention how much I loved this restaurant?)
After the screening, Amos and I held a Q&A. Our discussion went beyond the scope of the documentary into areas such as health care (is anyone surprised at this point in my blog?), public funding for the arts, and the major differences between Canada and America.
We were extremely happy with the crowd that attended the screening: they were mostly printers and they asked such great questions afterward.
Amos had an amazing poster sale after the screening, and I grabbed one of his newer posters for my boyfriend that said, “Don’t be a Credit Card Sharecropper!” Very fitting advice for my generation.
Up for tomorrow: Conversation with Christine Vachon! I’m very excited for this one!
Read all of Laura Zinger’s blog posts on The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival 2010. They’re so good, it’s almost like being there:
- SJIWFF10 Day 1: Digital Dames
- SJIWFF10 Day 2: Roberta Munroe
- SJIWFF10 Day 3: My Film Proceed and Be Bold Screens at the Festival!
- SJIWFF10 Day 4: Christine Vachon and Pitch This with Jan Miller
- SJIWFF10 Day 5: Going Home
Don’t miss this othe great article on the festival. Joy Loewen of NSI Drama Prize Loves the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
*Laura Zinger is the Founder of Chicago Production Company 20K Films. She currently teaches introductory courses in video production and editing in the Motion Picture/Television Department at the College of DuPage. In 2008, Laura went all in and independently produced and directed the feature-length documentary Proceed and Be Bold!, which has screened internationally in Italy, Germany, Austria, England and Canada. The documentary also screened as an official selection in six American film festivals, including the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival and the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival in Newfoundland Canada.