Just a quick public service announcement this Friday morning:
If you live in South Florida, dont forget about the screening of “Driving Lessons”, the short film about the final moments of a balsero as he leaves the island, produced and directed by good friend Quincy Perkins. I spoke about this short film on this week’s BTR radio show. We ran this film at Cuba Nostalgia and there was not a dry eye in the place.
When and where:
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival!!!! It will show on NOVEMBER 4th, at 3PM at the Miniaci Theater on Nova Southeastern University Campus.
Also, from Quincy, the following:
I am trying to put together a poster for DRIVING LESSONS that I can publicize the movie with. If there are any designers who read your blog that would donate their time to create a poster for me, I can’t tell you how grateful I would be…
I used a designer down here who created a good poster, but then in conversation with me when handing me the CD (and after chit-chat about Fidel’s death) he said, “I’ve never understood how so many people could hate him so much, he seems like a revolutionary to me…” I was stunned. Stunned. I walked outside. I didn’t know where to even start. After a moment, I placed the CD of the poster back into his mailbox outside and left.
No matter how good the poster, it would be linked (for me) to that thought.
I know you can understand.
Needless to say, I am overjoyed at this acceptance and ability to show those minutes before a Cuban refugee steps into a raft that may or may not carry him across the sea, but more immportantly carries him away from Cuba.
I extend an invitation for you and readers to join me on Nov. 4th for a great showing!!!
If there’s any graphic designer out there, whether professional or hobbyist, that would like to help Quincy out, email me and Ill hook you all up.