Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Southern Circuit "Ripe for Change" Tour Day 7 Lexington, KY


LexArts, the sponsoring organization for the September 22nd screening in Lexington, Kentucky brought out a group of local filmmakers to see the film. This was the first time on the Southern Circuit where members of the independent film community had come out in mass. The discussion after the screening focused more on issues related to why Emiko and I made the film rather than on the issues it raises.

After the screening and discussion, Nathan Zamarron of LexArts and six members of the Central Kentucky Cinema Society asked me to join them at a local restaurant to talk more about the challenges and the joys of making independent films. While the Cinema Society is focused more on narrative filmmaking than documentaries we talked late into the evening.

After six consecutive screenings and discussions, I really enjoyed this break from talking about “Ripe for Change” and agriculture, sustainability and the foods we eat to share ideas and libations with other filmmakers.