It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since I began filming for Weep Like The Waterwheel! I have received such positive feedback at screenings in Santa Paula and St. Helena, California, as well as other private showings. Now the time has come to show it to a wider audience. I am excited to announce the upcoming lineup for Waterwheel’s festival appearances this fall:
November 6: Alexandria Film Festival at 2:45PM in the George Washington Masonic Temple, which is worth seeing on its own. My film will be followed by another excellent documentary, Weapon of War. After the screenings I will be a panel featuring the other filmmakers and acclaimed Afghan-American author and humanitarian Suraya Sadeed.
November 12: I’m heading back to California to present my film as part of the Napa Valley Film Festival. It will be showing in the Lincoln Theater in Yountville at 11AM, so make sure your lunch reservation at the French Laundry doesn’t conflict (just kidding; you probably made that reservation at least a year in advance!).
November 20: While I love festivals, I wanted to give WLTW a big homecoming and a chance to shine on its own. So I’m putting on a fundraising event at the Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015. The program will begin at 5:30PM with a brief introduction to be followed by a Q&A. Space is limited so please RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org!
That’s all for now! I never thought this little film would generate as much interest and support as it already has. Thank you to everybody who has donated to the AWC, and even those who just watched the film; the fact that so many of you have taken time out of your busy lives to listen to these Afghan women is truly moving.