Recently, my producers Brian Morrow and Christine Beebe were invited to screen our film at the DGA in Los Angeles and have a nice little chat with Chuck Workman. It was pretty great, and played out exactly as I imagined a DGA screening about Hal Ashby would go, complete with ex-girlfriends, old colleagues, and friends. Viva la Hal!
I am so honored to be included in this year's AFI DOCS program. This is the sort of lifelong dream milestone effort that I can't believe is finally happening. I mean, just look at this advisory board!!?!?!!?
AFI DOCS Advisory Board
D A Pennebaker
You can catch our film here, please check it out if you find yourself in the DC area.
Here's a lovely little interview/article on Hal Ashby from the fine folks at the Cleveland International Film Festival, where I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days. That giant LeBron on the back of Terminal Tower is undeniably badass, even if it was already ripped down once. Viva la Cleveland! Oh also, here I am with more of the same early morning crazy face.
"Scott has crafted a knockout debut that bodes enthusiastically well for her future in the medium, and serves as a baseline for any and all future investigations into the life and vision of past, present and future cinema masters."
This just might be *the best* review our little film has received to date! Have a looksee here. Viva La Ashby!
Wherein I had a lovely conversation about Hal and cinema and art-making with Terry Burden, perhaps a little too early in the morning the day after our World Premiere, judging by the bags under my eyes!
Hal movie premiered at Sundance 2018! Guys, we did it! We had five screenings full of super enthusiastic and lovely cinefiles –– all eager to chat up renegade filmmaking and Ashby legacy. It was such a unique, action-packed, magical experience that I immediately came home to Los Angeles and collapsed with the flu for five days. All in, it was a raging success. Check out some of our our hot press action from Rolling Stone, birth.movies.death, Entertainment Weekly, Slash Film and Flavorwire; or some verbage on the podcast Road to Cinema, wherein I probably needed another cup of coffee. Viva la ASHBY!
Happy 2018 folks!
In the event you find yourself at the Sundance Film Festival next month, here is our screening schedule:
Mon. 1/22, 11:30 a.m., The MARC, PC
Tue. 1/23, 8:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Thu. 1/25, 11:30 a.m., The MARC, PC
Fri. 1/26, 9:15 a.m., Holiday 2, PC
Sat. 1/27, 3:00 p.m., Broadway 6, SLC
18 Tons of Peace and Love in the New Year!
Wherein I chatted it up about the evolution of the project.
This is for Hal.
There's a lot of political noise today -- but here is a bit of inspiration: I directed a video for Yolie Flores for Congress (Los Angeles, 34th District) because she embodies all that I want to see representing me and the values I stand for -- a fighter for public education and students rights, a humane pathway to citizenship and not tearing families apart, marriage equality, protection of the environment, affordable housing, and protecting the ACA -- I could go on and on. Please watch this even if you don't vote in the 34th district on April 4th, because it may inspire to get more involved on a local level. Thank you to Shark Pig for making this all happen, beautifully. Thank you my husband and thank you Yolie Flores for Congress for continuing to fight the good fight! #yolieforcongress www.yolieforcongress.com