Tuesday, October 20, 2015

MOVEMENT AND LOCATION on the Southern Circuit tour
by Bodine Boling

Alexis and I just had the incredible pleasure of taking, MOVEMENT AND LOCATION, on the Southern Circuit Tour. We brought our casual science fiction feature first to Greensboro, North Carolina, and then on to Tallahassee and Miami, Florida.

Greensboro had us screening in the gorgeous Carolina Theater; although, first we ate some nachos.

We had a great Q&A — thoughtful, interesting questions and a series of great conversations, which Alexis and I continued with some audience members over at Natty Greene’s until they started putting stools up on tables and turned on all the lights. It was a wonderful night.

Then we went to Tallahassee! We screened at the IMAX at the Challenger Learning Center.

Look how big it is! Let me tell you it’s pretty remarkable to see your own face STORIES HIGH. This was also a great Q&A, with a smart, engaged crowd. Then we had dinner with some of the extraordinary Opening Nights staff.

Then we went to Miami! Eric Fliss, director of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, showed us around the incredible facility.

Alexis and I actually ducked out for the screening itself and watched a phenomenal jazz show in their black box theater, then came back for the Q&A. Which, again, turned out to be full of amazing and insightful questions from a thoughtful, engaged crowd. And a big thanks to Kevin Sharpley for moderating.

It was a whirlwind of a week, but so fun, and such an honor.

MOVEMENT AND LOCATION is science fiction more in context than plot—we tried to make a real, human drama (but funny) where a few of the characters happen to be time travelers. My favorite thing is when a person comes up to me after a screening and confesses that he or she generally hates science fiction but really enjoyed my film. I love this so, so much. It happened a lot at film festivals, often women over 30 who are bored by movies that don’t make them think, and it happened after every screening on the Southern Circuit tour.

I can relate to this, which is why I wrote the script I did. Making it was a bit of an ordeal, but getting to share it with new audiences is a joy, and makes the process feel totally worth it.

In December well have our last Southern Circuit screening in New Orleans. I’ll be sure to check in after!

More details about the film here, including trailer and ways to watch:

With gratitude,

Bodine (& Alexis) Boling