…a lot of projects at one time.
Seltzerbrand.com is about to become a reality. Judi Flowers and some very bright people are about to take a different fix on Roller Derby and fashion……if you know me, you know you will hear about it until it is coming out your ears.
I got my Derby fix on Saturday with the wonderful Bay Area Derby Girls. Can you imagine 2000 people standing in the rain to get into the small building under not the best conditions to scream their heads off?April 5 was my father’s 109th birthday……I never intended to go into his business, it just happened.
I was interviewed by the Sonoma Index Tribune and you can see it on line talking about Derby Baby and the Sonoma film fest.
And this week is Derby Babyweek in Northern California!
I never thought when I co-founded the Sonoma Film festival in 1997 that there would be a Roller Derby film in it. And this one is created with such love (and every penny they have) by Robin Bond and David Wruck…..I have seen it. you will be up nights thinking about it and, if you are in Derby, you will know that somebody got it right!
So here is what is happening: Saturday April 14th at 1 about 60 Roller Girls from Northern California plus Suzy Hotrod and Val Capone will come to my house, get into uniforms and skates, and the Sebastiani motorized San Francisco cable car will take them to the Sebastiani theater where they will meet and greet Robin and Dave and the Mayor and hopefully John Waters and Christopher Lloyd and Shirley Bassey who will be here for the festival (more on that later) and all the attendees, and god knows what a flash mob like that will do next. Then we will all go in the theater for the 3 PM showing of Derby Baby.
We in Sonoma are so proud of our theater, and I am proud that the funds and volunteer efforts from our first two festivals (when I was chairman) were able to help restore the theater to its original 1933 glory. After the movie, Robin and Dave and Suzy will answer questions about the film from the audience.
Then those who are invited will motor to the Commissioner’s house for a little repast and taste of our famous wines. Looks like about 80 or so will be here….a couple of wineries (Highway 12 and Phil Coturri’s 16600 private label Sirah) have donated, but I could use more Sonoma and Napa wine.
I hope many of you are planning to attend, go to www.sonomafilmfest.org, see the amazing lineup of 128 films in just 5 days (guess which one is selling the most tickets!) and see what probably the best small town in America is all about. Kevin McNeely and his staff and all the volunteers and all of Sonoma will welcome you to the Wine Country and the wonderful restaurants…..and all of this within the walking distance of all the theaters. Order your tickets now as it will be sold out soon.
Then it is over…..damn…..I wish I had a job that paid.
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