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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

DC Shorts

A cool thing I have never done before tonight is to attend a film festival!  It is the world in 90 minutes: 125 films and 6 screenplays from 24 countries all rolled into the DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition from September 10-20 at the Landmark Theatre on 11th and F Street. 

The "full circle" moment is when filmmaker Rob Lucas got in touch with me a few years ago (after an ardent search with only my first name) as he was in the midst of filming his documentary on Polish Track Star Stella Walsh of Cleveland, Ohio. Stella was my track coach in my youth when I competed for the Polish Falcons of America including a trip to compete in Poland in 1977 at the Polish Olympic Games in Kraków, Poland. 

I have blogged about the film and Stella in previous posts, and tonight's viewing of the film in its final version of 15 minutes was simply "fantabulous"!

I am so thankful that Rob included me and my husband in tonight's viewing, and according to Rob, the short has been accepted in over 30 festivals both here and abroad, even in one of the most prestigious, Cannes in France! And it has been nominated for many awards as well. This is truly outstanding. 

We really enjoyed the entire evening of short films ranging from 4-23 minutes in length (about 9 total films), but Stella Walsh was our huge favorite!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Rob Lucas on a job well done. We are so proud of you!

BSoleille! The bright side of short films!

1 comment:

LauraM said...

Another moment of fame for you and a track story, to boot! Very exciting for you and Bill, can't wait to get all of the details!