Category Archives: Personal

July and Half of August: Some Screengrabs

Last February there was the madness of making a movie, with serious discussions about pool balls, how to film neon signs, how to hide Green Bay Packers memorabilia, Annika/Monica confusion, plus what kind of ice cubes go in a glass … Continue reading

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Route 66

On Thursday, Stevie drove me down Route 66. Now, once upon a time, a boyfriend and I drove from the beginning of end of Route 66, in our beat-up Westfalia. We visited the ghost towns, and walked around the abandoned … Continue reading

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July and Half of August Premiere: Albuquerque

The last two weeks have been extraordinary, stressful, busy, exciting, challenging. I went from interviewing Guillermo del Toro in front of 1500 people in Champaign, to – a week later – interviewing Wes Studi for about 30 people in Albuquerque. … Continue reading

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Swann’s Way: The Best Love Letter I Ever Got

I found a note today in an old folder. It’s a scrap of note-paper torn out of a notebook. It was passed to me in class. Not grade school or high school or college. But grad school. Passing notes in … Continue reading

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In Memory of Roger Ebert: His Review of Kwik Stop (2001)

(Roger Ebert died on this day in 2013.) One of the early series the writers at Rogerebert.com participated in was something called “My Favorite Roger.” Each writer wrote an essay describing their favorite Roger review and why. I thought long … Continue reading

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AFME Update: David Spaltro’s In the Dark

There are almost too many weird connections to even recount, but here goes: I had barely scanned the rest of the films playing at Albuquerque Film and Music Experience. So self-involved, I had only seen my own title and figured … Continue reading

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My Easter Outfit

Check out my cool hat and purse. Plus my wrinkly knees. My mother made that coat.

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AFME Updates: Intimate Conversations Series: 4/21/16: 11-12:30 p.m.

Ivan Wiener, Executive Director of the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (where the short film I wrote, July and Half of August, will be screening on April 23rd at 3:30) reached out to me and asked me to participate in … Continue reading

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AFME Updates: July and Half of August, and etc.

I love the shot the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience chose to “represent” our film, July and Half of August, on the page with the list of films. It kind of says it all, especially the fact that there are … Continue reading

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh!

My sister Jean and me, in Dublin, the night the fuse blew at the disco, and all the lights went out, and all of the disco patrons had to stand out on the street while Irish firemen and garda ran … Continue reading

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