Saturday, April 10, 2010

Soozcat: World Traveler. (Uh, or not.)

It's not even been a week since I got back from England and already I'm considering the possibility of gallivanting off to the opposite side of the continent later this month.

Have I taken leave of my senses? (Well, probably, but that happened quite a while ago.) Point is, I keep plugging this short film my sister produced that is now getting into all sorts of film festivals -- and yet I have never attended a public screening of said film. (I've seen several work-in-progress cuts of it, but it's not the same thing as seeing the finished film in the company of an audience.)

Well, now the thing's slated to play at Tribeca, and I suspect it's about time to stop just merrily plugging the film and actually go see it properly. And yell "YAY JULIE!" in a crowded theater. And maybe run around Noo Yawk Sitty goofing off with my sister, Just 'Cause It's Fun.

I am currently trying to figure out 1) whether I can actually afford to go and 2) whether it will mess up everyone else's schedule if I do. This involves the use of calendars, emails, Expedia, sticks, a straw, a compass, and a tape measure, and may further require augury with chicken entrails. Hmm. That happy confluence of having both the time AND the money...

*plug* And yes, while I have your attention, if you plan on attending Tribeca this year I heartily recommend Loop Planes. *plug*


LDahl said...

Can you afford not to go. At the end of the day when you are ticking off what was worth doing in your life and what was not, I'll bet you would put going to support your sister and seeing her film in such a setting as one of the better things you got to experience.

Just my happy two cents worth! :P

Soozcat said...

You are, of course, absolutely right... this is mostly what has been guiding my thoughts on the matter.

Pamela said...

I always say -- five years down the road you will never even think about the money.

Soozcat said...

True. Unless it's the fleeting thought "Money talks... mine usually says 'goodbye.'"