Sunday, May 29, 2011

Addendum to Newsletter #2

"When I was a kid I just wanted to be a student and world traveler my whole life. Doc making is probably the closest you can get to that." -Kristina

May is the month I have been introducing you to the lovely Kristina Robbins. This week I've provided a link to a wonderful award-winning short film (here) she and her husband, Nick, directed and produced. This film is called THE MCCOMBIE WAY. Ann McCombie is 81, built the road to her house herself and clears the Mojave Desert one rusty can at a time. This is a touching portrait of a woman who lives more in the moment than anyone I know.

If you've missed the links to Kristina's newest film, click here. Kristina's company The Department of Expansion created an outreach film for Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) an organization that helps at risk youth avoid the criminal justice system. And if you have some time, please take a look at some of the other fantastic films Kristina and the D of E have produced by perusing The Department of Expansion website (here).

Info about LOST IN LIVING and how you can help:
LOST IN LIVING follows four remarkable women, all artists as well as mothers. Through intimate, verite scenes, and in-depth interviews, this film illuminates how the choice of being a mother can affect one’s art and approach to creativity. Further, the film explores parenting expectations and failures, issues of friendship and marriage, the monotony of domestic routines, and most importantly who we are in the world and how we all struggle with the balance of family commitment and personal work.

Tax deductible contributions to LOST IN LIVING can be made on-line by visiting the website (here) and clicking on the “donate” tab, or you can mail a check written out to: Filmmakers Alliance, 1218 East Palm Street, Altadena, CA 91001 (with LOST IN LIVING in the subject line of the check). Tax ID #95-4449125

To view a ten-minute excerpt of the film, please go here

Like the Facebook page here.

Thank you so much for your amazing continued support. Yours, Mary

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