So the world premiere of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER went super well—better than I could have hoped! We did two screenings of the piece on May 1st at the SFMOMA. Both were sold out and there was a lot of energy in the theater. Yo La Tengo and I had been running the piece for several days and had a pretty good handle on it, but still… I was nervous as hell. That’s one of the interesting things about live cinema, you never know how a piece is working until you do it for people. Do the music and images work together? Are the jokes actually funny? Does the timing feel right? These are all questions that only an audience can answer. I was really pleased and hugely relieved by the response. It seems like the piece works. Georgia and Ira and James were happy about it too.
I’m excited to now start setting up screenings for the fall. The first one I can confirm is the TBA Festival in Portland, OR on September 12, 2012—looking forward to it already!
And then here’s another great response. One of the Facebook trillionaires posted these nice words about the film last week; I hadn’t known that he was in the audience!