An idea came to me one day, for a movie that I had to make. A story about a guy named Josh, who goes on a road trip across several cities, to find old friends and recover his own past.
I thought I'd left my filmmaking dreams behind me, but this story came from my soul and demanded to be made. It would be full of comedy and drama and weirdness and deepness.
I got the film made, and the film had some showings in Rochester and Buffalo (the two cities in which it was filmed) and it got into a couple of small local festivals. But the demands of normal life could only be kept at bay for so long, and the film was sidelined once more. For a while.
But you can't make a movie just to leave it on a shelf. Films are meant to be seen, and shown. And I feel a need to complete the journey I began.
So I'm re-enacting the journey that Josh takes in the film. I'm going from Connecticut to Baltimore to Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Buffalo to Toronto. Along the way, I'm going to show the film, talk to people, make new friends, and come home with a record (and a video diary) about the experience.
Sunday, September 30 - Hamden, Connecticut. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St, 3 pm.
Monday, October 1 - Baltimore, Maryland. No screening scheduled, but I'll be in town!
Tuesday, October 2 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave, 8 pm.
Sunday, October 7 - Cleveland, Ohio. Cedar Lee Theatre, 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 2 pm.
Thursday, October 11 - Buffalo, New York. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave, 8 pm.
Saturday, October 13 - Toronto, Ontario. CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave, 8 pm.
So if you're in one of those cities this fall, I hope to see you, and I hope you enjoy the movie!