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May 3, 2006

Death In Washington

In about three weeks, James and I will be heading to our nation's capital, where Sujewa will be screening Deadroom at his DC Microcinema. I don't know how many readers live in the area, but if you do, this is your chance to join the esteemed ranks of those who've walked out on our film. The details are:

DATE: Thursday, May 25th
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave. Kensington, MD 20895

That's right, it's in a bookshop. I wish I could expect an old flame to show up during the Q&A after the screening, to catch my eye over the rows of careworn manuscripts as I discuss the parallels between my films and my life, and, implicitly, her life too. Then we could sneak away and lose ourselves in a discussion laced with regret and longing that would ebb and flow as the hours wiled themselves away while we lose ourselves in the permanent golden hour of...well, considering the city, maybe we'd just stay at the bookstore and discuss Flaubert or something.

Anyway, we were hoping to have the DVD of the film on hand at the screening, in case anyone might actually want one, but unfortunately it won't be in our hands at that point. Perhaps we can show some scenes from the making-of documentary instead.

A big thanks is due to Sujewa for giving us a reason to dust off this old picture of ours and head East.

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I suppose I spoke to soon last week, when I wrote about how few films I'd seen lately. In the six days since, I've watched Wristcutters: A Love Story, Hard Candy, Edmond, United 93, MI:3, and Abel Ferrara's Mary. And before I have time to sleep, it'll be time to go see The Proposition. I'm back to my old self.

Posted by David Lowery at May 3, 2006 5:43 PM


When is "Deadroom" screening in Norway? I'm not considering my own country a true democracy until your film pops up in a festival somewhere close. Washington D.C. being far, far away.

Anyway; I'm looking forward to the announcement of any DVD of this film (or other films of yours) being available to purchase (or beg for).

Posted by: Karsten at May 4, 2006 5:27 AM

And here's the link to Capital City Microcinema, w/ address to venue & all other info:

I need to add more info. to the Deadroom listing. This weekend.

David, you & your old flame that you'll run into in the post-show discussion will definitely be able to take a lovely walk around Kensington & then hop on the Metro to visit the monuments at night & miss your flight back to Texas, romantic in its own way, even if not Paris-romantic.

Looking forward to seeing you & James here.


Posted by: Sujewa at May 4, 2006 12:02 PM

btw, the show starts @ 7 PM on 5/25.

- Sujewa

Posted by: Sujewa "El Corazon" Ekanayake at May 4, 2006 12:04 PM

Oops - I changed the time (and added the address). I'm such a bad self-promoter; I shoot myself in the foot even when I'm not trying.

Alas, that old flame doesn't really exist in any sort of potential sense. Otherwise I'd invite her to join me in protesting outside the White House.

Posted by: Ghostboy at May 4, 2006 4:32 PM

The Old Flame Always Exists.

Posted by: El Sucre at May 4, 2006 11:22 PM

Hey Karsten, if you want to host a Deadroom screening I'd be more than happy to fly to your fine country and present it. (I guess I'd need to get a passport first!)

Posted by: jmj at May 6, 2006 12:33 PM