Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Batman & Bill" advanced screening 5/3/17

Morning: first presentation focusing on The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra, which was also my first appearance at legendary DC bookstore Politics & Prose. 

Afternoon: trained to Philadelphia.

Evening: first public screening of Batman & Bill, which was held at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, where my college friend Andrew Douglas is the Director of Education. After the 90-minute film, I joined the directors Don Argott and Sheena Joyce for a Q&A.

 Sheena and Don


Documenting the crowd.

The directors and I all teared up during the movie even though we already knew where this thing was headed. It speaks to the human collective, the power of seeing a film in a theater with strangers and feeding off their unseen emotions—the original, pure cinema experience. 

A highlight: one audience member said "That was the best Batman movie I've ever seen."

A higherlight: he then posted the same online:

Thank you to Andrew and the BMFI for hosting this special event. Thanks to Hulu, Don, and Sheena for agreeing to do it. Thanks to friends (Rachel Loonin) and brothers-of-friends-who-are-now-friends (Peter Decherney) for coming out.

Andrew, me, Rachel

And thanks to the aforementioned strangers who showed up to pay tribute in a new way to the man behind the mask.

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