Friday, March 20, 2009
Missouri Loves Company
Anybody in Kirksville, MO. Saturday the 28th, I cordially invite you to stop by the Truman State campus for a free screening of Mosquito Kingdom. I'll be on hand with co-directors Brad Hodge and Derek Elz and star Chad Bockholdt for some Q&A, (at first I thought they wanted me for T&A, but this makes more sense) following the show. Apparently we're part of an afternoon dedicated to nitty-gritty independent film making with three other films, (I've yet to see the titles) and film makers. If any one of them had half as many close calls with the law or pissed off retirees, (we shot a lot in Florida), I can't wait to hear their stories. And if any retirees are looking for us, I'm not one of the naked ones you kicked outta your hot tub at 5 a.m. and most certainly did not steal your precious lawn ornament. I may have been in your swimming pool, but I cleaned up after myself. And uh... You have a beautiful and comfortable lawn, thanks for letting me sleep there. This week I'm mentally preparing myself for the trip with said film makers and this time I'm bringing my own food. Anybody in attendance can ask me why it didn't turn out anything like Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia or William Friedkin's Sorcerer, (the two films I was consciously ripping off while writing it) and I will buy the first round while we talk it over later. See ya there.