At the end of the Rooftop Films screening there was an awkward moment where, after the clapping & the credits, almost the entire audience sat still in their seats. I wasn't sure why until I realized that the performance had the same effect as a classical music piece where there is that moment after the song when the sound lingers in the air and people are transfixed thinking about the entire thing they just took in. It felt amazing!
There were hundreds of people there and the response has been great! At the end of the impromptu q&a a tired Brent was a little thrown off by the question "How much did Leonard love his wife?" To which Brent replied "Are you a stastician?" I don't think that went over too well... but, it did make me think about how there are so many different things going on, especially during the live performance, that I can't imagine how unique each person's understanding or experience of the film is. Now we are finally back home and can sit down and watch all of the amazing films we have collected throughout our travels! Yay!
(Photo by Pete Sillen)