It is time to get the show on the road. Or not on the road, bring it back home to where it all started, Providence RI. I am booking a show the first weekend in June. Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th at the Columbus Theater.
If you are from Providence, you know the history of the Columbus Theater. It is a beautiful theater. It was known for showing “adult films” for a while, then cleaned up and now shows mostly indie films. I would consider my documentary a mixture of the two, so I think this is a perfect fit.
It preparing for the show I have to revisit a few issues lingering in my head. One is the people who are in the documentary, should I show them the film before it debuts? When I started this film I was given advice from John Raben who did another documentary in RI about Federal Hill. He told me to never show the film to anyone in it. I have shown the film to one person, “Chris” and after you see the film you will understand why.
I respect everyone in the film. Everyone had different viewpoints and opinions. My own opinion is not in the film. I do not want to be asked to change or edit anything, so I struggle with the decision to show it to the participants. Just another part of It not being easy!