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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

and even more

Tuesday we headed over the the Film Fest for two more movies and two more shorts- and for those of you keeping count that is twenty-four short films and eight feature in four days. Heading to a total of 26 short and 11 feature by the end of the festival...

this is how a day of the schedule looks when trying to figure out what you can see and want to see- some things overlap and then you have to look for another showing and sometimes you pick something because it fits between two other things you want to see-  after a few years you work out a system for deciding and also learn the hard way that you need to take a day off during the ten days of the festival so you don't end up in "overload" and just ditch the later films. Generally they play twice but unfortunately for those who can only go a day or two the showings tend to be close - like consecutive days. This means that you do need to save energy for the second half of the festival because some things don't show at all until the second half of the week and on the second weekend...



Our first film last night was 95 and 6 to Go- a lovely film and it was preceded by a really cute short on the same subject - interviewing grandparents about life and their relationships--- 





The next feature started with the wrenching story of a survivor of the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 school girls in Nigeria and her relationship with her missing best friend Hassana. The short film was in counter point to the feature The University which was so completely first world.  The connecting point was that the "students" at the Singularity University come together to specifically address the problems of the world on all levels - food, housing, water, environment, security, health care etc...

Their projects - with the mission to "positively impact a billion people within ten years" are varied and thoughtful.




so today is our day off - and I will be working on the posts from my Uzbekistan trip before we leave for the theater (live theater tonight) to see The Little Foxes at Asolo



so even when we aren't in the movie theater we are in the theater LOL-  I have films scheduled for two more days- two on Thursday and one on Saturday but we are getting close to the finish line here... just a super busy time of year as we also prepare to head north for the summer and in between TB and I are doing our Disappearing American Road Trip (DART) for 2017 so lots of things on our plate because while I am away Phil will be in St Louis visiting family.  Stay tune much more to follow....

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