Happy (late or Lunar) new year from 17th Street Plaza! In celebration, Greg and I have posted the short to Vimeo.
We can’t help but crack a smile when reviewing the footage of the nascent plaza (and visible duct tape) in its first few days compared to the more permanent fixtures now in place. Greg remarked, “It has been great seeing these pocket parks sprout up all over town. We were very lucky to have been there to chronicle the development of the first one.”
We’re also pleased to hear the plaza has been renamed Jane Warner Plaza in memory of the officer that patrolled the Castro neighborhood for many years.
While in a smaller house at the Rafael, this screening was in Rush status by Opening Night.
Thanks to MVFF Programming Assistant Veronica Bretzer for hosting the Q&A as well as Chihiro and Amy, also thanked in the credits for their reviews of early cuts, for making the trip up.
We weren’t expecting it, but our short had the honor of concluding the program! Greg and I tried to pick up where each other left off.
Thanks to Meri, Nicole, Misa, and Jeff for making the trip up, especially Jeff with his tripod for these Q&A photos:
Greg and I had a great time at the Opening Night Gala. After riding up from SF, we refueled with drink and snacks. We didn’t attend to dress alike, but a fellow filmmaker said we looked like Mormons.
We are most honored to have the world premiere of 17th Street Plaza at the 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival in the 5@5: Gimme Some Truth documentary shorts program! We have two screenings at 5pm for only $5:
Thanks to Kelly Clement, Holly Roach, Karen Davis, and everyone else at MVFF/CFI.