It’s wonderful to be here in Champaign-Urbana. This is my 4th year coming to Ebertfest. My mother and one of my sisters both flew in for Ebertfest and for the screening of my film July and Half of August, which is so exciting, because when do we ever go on a vacation (sort of), just us?
Here’s the page in the program for the film I wrote. It’s 12 minutes long. Ebertfest is held in the Virginia Theatre, a movie palace that seats 1,500 or something like that. The screen is built for … Gone With the Wind or something, so it’ll be overwhelming to see my small 12-minute short, with the beautiful actors – Annika Marks and Robert Baker – with two-story tall faces.
Happy and grateful. And proud too.