Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hell and Back Again
Tonight was my daughter's senior prom and let me tell you what we did.... she is not a prom kinda girl, so her dad and I took her to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham to see one of the most remarkable films I have seen in a long while. Rather than tell you about it you can go to the website here: www.hellandbackagain.com and see for yourself. If this film comes to a location near you GO see it, or if you can rent it in the future, do so. I love that I have a child that spent prom night watching a film about a marine in Afghanistan with her mom and dad. I will tell you that the AP has asked Gerry if he wants to do a six month tour in Iraq or Afghanistan and I'm afraid this film may have him thinking about going. It was filmed with a Canon 5D like Gerry has and it is a beautiful piece of film. Put a 5D in the hands of a photojournalist and you get an amazing combination. Photojournalism and film making, yes!
I would much rather see a real story than some mindless dribble about zombies or super heroes. More please!
The show I was supposed to do today was canceled and tornadoes tore through NC, but thankfully skirted around us. We had no damage, just lots of heavy rain. There was lots of damage around us though, our thoughts are with all of those who have lost their homes and businesses. Best wishes to those in Seagrove having the Spring kiln openings. Hope you have a great day on Sunday!!!