We set our alarm early to prep for our 10 am encore Mallorys screening. Before the show, Allan Moyle, the bald and bubbly director of Weirdsville, told us how much he enjoyed our film. We had heard, on opening night, he was laughing the entire time, elbow-ing people in the ribs and repeating “This is great. This is a great film!” over and over. It was good to hear such nice things from such an accomplished director.
The second screening was even better than the first.
The most consistent laughs in both shows came any time “It’s Foxy” whispered on the soundtrack. Our Q & A was more lively this go around and we felt we could have more fun with our responses. After the screening we signed our very first autographs, for our brand new fan Sharon. She was a delight.
We headed to another fireside chat – this one focused on screenwriting. We both came down with a bad case of the Zzz’s, and rushed home for an afternoon nap. It felt such a relief to have both our screenings over.
We headed back into town around 7pm for a filmmakers happy hour and again several people came up and told us again how much they liked The Mallorys and how silly Wool Ewe B. Mine and Subtle Tease are for brand names. More than anything that’s happened to us in Park City, it is most rewarding to have viewers genuinely enjoy our film.
We rushed through dinner at The Moose Bar & Grill. Our Brazilian waitress was able to grasp the concept of Pineapple Juice when William ordered a glass, but was intensely stumped when JoEllen requested some Cranberry Juice? “Cranberries, cranberries, you want some cranberries? What, cranberries? Cranberries…Wait, what?” was as helpful as our waitress was in that. Somehow though moments later actual cranberry juice arrived to our table.
We hopped back to Slam HQ for a screening of Red Without Blue. The film follows twin gay boys as they grow up in Montana and focuses on how their relationship changes as one of the now adult boys transitions from male to female. The subjects of the film were at the screening and it is hard to imagine being so brave as to share such an intimate and difficult part of your life with the world. It was a great documentary that felt earnest and, for being such a unique story, touchingly universal.
We headed home on the midnight shuttle, surprised that for once, we weren’t completely exhausted.
We spotted no celebs today, but we’ve been saving some in our back pocket for you.
Celebrity Sighting Eleven and a Half:
The Star: Daphne Zuniga
The Spot: Glued to her cell phone at Moo’s Ice Cream Parlour.
The Style: Straight out of her Melrose Place character Jo Reynolds’s closet. Black, sullen, and sleek.
Celebrity Sighting Nine and a Half:
The Star: Film critic Leonard Maltin.
The Spot: Being interviewd in the heart of Park City.
The Style: Anchorman boring.