My film Men I Trust has been accepted as an official selection at the Venice Intercultural Film Festival, where it will screen (at an abandoned military base, no less, making the most of exciting social distancing possibilities!) on June 26 and 27! Men I Trust is one of only three films representing the US at the festival, and has received the selection honor of “Best Short/Doc on Women.”
Read Amsterdam's NRFF Artist of the Month interview about the film with me here. Link to the VIFF site here. Watch the trailer, check out pictures and posters and more at the film's official webpage here.
Also– my book, The Lines that Make Us is Redmond Library's, Microsoft's, and the City of Redmond's choice for their Summer Reading Program! I'm touched particularly because I worked as a page at Redmond Library for 6 years, and never for one second dreamed my book would even be in their system, let alone 36 copies, let alone their choice for the single Summer book. Quite frankly, I have trouble believing it.
Here's KCLS's official page promoting the book; check back for weekly updates– short video interviews with me about selected chapters from the book, plus a whole lot more. The first interview I've included below, along with a short video from the Mayor of Redmond offering her thoughts as well (thank you, Angela!).
We're in the process of working with Chin Music Press to get more copies your way; for now, the book is officially in stock and on sale at Elliott Bay– buy the book from them here– or from Third Place Books, here.
These sorts of things happen only with the support and enthusiasm of folks like yourself. Thanks for indulging my ebullience and slightly crazed positivity!! Enjoy the links above and below, and I'll see you all soon!