The Dallas screening had an audience despite the multiple art related events occurring throughout the city! Our internet even cooperated for the q & a! With the poorest of image quality of course but still, nice work internet! One Dallas reviewer said some wonderfully nice things and I really liked the way she described the many stories that make Gravity what it is:
At the surface, "Gravity" looks like a love story; it’s about Leonard (Michael McGinley) and Mary (Donna K) and their relationship, but I balk at titling it so simply. It’s more of a life story. It’s about the sacrifice that both of them made for each other’s well being (however misguided that was), and the journey that Green and his cast and crew went on re-creating the story.
It definitely was a journey! One that is still ongoing as we share the film and the stories with audiences all over. Speaking of which, Bad Lit had an amazing post recently about the importance of underground cinema in keeping stories, especially marginalized ways of being, alive through marginilized means of film production. In doing so a relatable voice of multiple ways of life, and even varied images to expand our ways of seeing, can be heard. It was a really insightful read, as inspiring and motivating as underground film itself!