Thursday, September 18, 2008

From the Road III: Humboldt County Does Seattle...


Seattle Screening was a smashing success. We showed the film at the Lankmark Guild on 45th Street, and because our publicist was able to connect with members of the Seattle International Film Festival, we filled a 230 seat theater and still turned away about 50 people. That's more like it! Feels like the old SXSW days again. It's more evidence that awareness breeds success for our little picture.

The audience's response was tremendous, and we enjoyed a few beers with some of them afterwards at Murphy's across the street (what town does not have an Irish Pub named Murphy's?).

We spent the day in Seattle walking the streets and papering the town. Seattle neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Fremont, Queen Anne and the U District (University of Washington) have now been assaulted by Danny & Darren. Press has been very limited since leaving Austin, thus we're having to focus our attention on GRASS ROOTS.

Last night, after arriving in Seattle and beginning the passing out of materials, we got to enjoy an excellent dinner with my sister, brother-in-law and two nieces as well as Danny's freshman year roommate (college) and his wife. Travelling does allow you to connect with people you don't get to see everday. Good times.

We've now successfully left Seattle in our rearview mirror and are about to attack Portland, which at first glance appears to share much in common with Austin. Not a bad set of cities thus far.

Onward and upwards, LCLs. Screening tonight in Portland.


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