Well, despite fears of nuclear summit gridlock the April 12 screening as part of the Jazz in the Spring series at the Library of Congress turned out to be a rousing success. The theater was almost full, and many of the attendees were Raymond Scott aficionados, but there were also several newbies who reacted enthusiastically to the film. Afterwards there was lively Q&A. All in all a wonderful night for the film and for me personally. Thanks again to Larry Applebaum and the LOC for hosting the event. And for those of you in the area, there are two more films remaining in this year’s series: http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/0910-jazzfilm.html
And for those of you in the UK, a bit of a reminder, the film will be having its UK premiere at the Sensoria Festival of Music and Film in Sheffield on April 27th. This is a really cool festival and I’m very excited to be a part of it–I will be there for the screening and discussion afterward with Martyn Ware. http://tinyurl.com/y7ep8xo. Update April 21–of course there’s some risk of my travel being canceled due to this pesky volcano situation in Iceland, but at the moment things are looking up for our Saturday departure….