Hey guys. Whew. I’m beat on this Tuesday morning. We got back last night from CIMMFest in Chicago and had a fantastic time. We had so many wonderful friends come out – who knew Chicago could be such a great in between meeting place?
And as luck would have it, Mr. Mitch Lerner (a New Yorker these days), who plays Cory in June Falling Down, happened to be in Chicago for a wedding, so he finally got to see the movie up on the big screen. And Chris’ lovely cousin Karla made the trip from Champaign. My heart warms thinking of everyone who made it. Thank you, thank you!
This wraps up our festival run, guys! It’s possible we’ll have some straggler screenings in 2018 (and we definitely have a screening at the Door Community Auditorium in Januaryyyyy), but for now, we’re staying put and getting ready for our release online. Oh boy.
We also stopped by my old stomping grounds for a few hours, Northwestern University in Evanston. What a trip. Chris was a sport about me freaking out at every turn. I only spent two years there, but eighteen to twenty are pretty potent years in the memory department.
It was fun to go back, visit my old dorm, the old library, walk through the theatre building, walk by the lake, grab coffee at Unicorn Cafe. It was fun and it was funny to think how different my life is now and how different I am now. Complicated. Interesting.
I can’t believe we’re done with film festivals. It’s been such a ride. We made it to 11 out of 15 in person. A year and a half. It was a lot of work, a lot of money, a lot of beer, a lot of friends and a lot of supportive audiences and new film friends. Whew. Thank you all. Onto the next stage!