Saturday, May 10, 2014

We were in a Lyle Kopkicky documentary shown at the lovely Mission Theater.

Springtime in Portland is so wonderful. Lots of rain and sunshine.

 I wasn't planning on dressing particularly formal thinking is would be a small affair but Olive suggested I do spritz it up a bit. I'm glad she did. We took a few buses to SW P-town, over at the Mission Theater. When we got there, we found the place packed with sharp looking folks.
Lots of smiling faces. The evening is a showing of 13 short documentaries and there were representatives from many of the outlying parts of the Pacific Northwest. It was a fine night at the opera for O&D.
 When it was time for the movies to start we couldn't find a seat!The only open seats were the far right balcony. Luckily we found some folks who made room and we packed in like a crowded bus. Olive drank a hard lemonade and got Waaay tipsy, tipsy enough to spill drinks all over the table. HAHAHA! light-weight. The film followed our life It had some big laughs and some tender moments.The biggest laugh was a still of Lisa Loving's facebook post decrying the guy who stole Olive's bike. We were very nervous because during the filming we would forget he was rolling. Sometimes (when hustling)I get really mad when things don't go our way. Sometimes conditions are very unfavorable for us. His lense did catch us ranting and raving a bit but he brought it back around. The other movies were great too.They were about school gardens, preserving ancient Portland buildings and one was about the college school loan racket. Good stuff.

Artists statements. It was interesting that so many folks had the same thing to say to us. "You don't know me but I know you" lots of folks watched the film coming together and know our story well. The idea was the funny imbalance that a documentarian has with the subject. They spend hours and hours reviewing miles of tape. As they edit our faces and words we are busy living life and not thinking about it at all. So when we meet to see the final product, the artist knows the subject way better than the other way around. Lyle spent a year making this so we got to know him pretty good too. Great Job Lyle!
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