Domestic violence notables arrive for Film Fest.
Just got back to NY from the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival, where "Power and Control" made its theatrical debut yesterday. It all went well -- full house, warm response, good reviews in the local press, humongous article in the morning paper about Ellen Pence (prominently mentioning the film). So it went well. Damn near perfect.
Best part was after the show. Ellen Pence had very considerately booked a room at a nearby restaurant. Ellen's entourage (including such dignitaries as Michael Paymar, Ellen's mom, and Ellen's sister) crowded around a massive table, munching on pad thai, interrupted occasionally by Ellen clinking on a glass to make a toast.
My main priority at the moment is to post some of the picture we took at the fest, which I think I'll do on Facebook.
In the meantime, some quick links:
Article on Ellen Pence in the Star Tribune.
Article in Minnesota Post. Review quote we will extract: "Equally a useful primer on aspects of domestic violence and a purely harrowing story (with a walloping twist), "Power and Control" is highly recommended."
Review in City Pages. Review quote: "A stark reminder that this kind of violence is all around us."
More photos posted at our Facebook group.