that's what we call it.
that's when we all (i'm talking many random folks from our town, old and young, straight-laced and counterculture) get together to view and celebrate the progres of Epic Dust, the western film project that darin and all our comrades are working on.
em got this adorable one, the most wearable kind, corset, sleeveless and knee length with pockets mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm, in berkely for like $20.
i wore my lovely blue calico gunne gifted from milla. my dress of heaven!
becky wore mexican embroidery and rachel wore a darling country gal dress passed down from her mama that served as both mama's and her own graduation gown!
all the boys even dresssed up western style...at least as much as we could force them to on this hot sweltering summer evenin'
the two incarnations of billy the kid. joey, and nick.
one a lover, one a killer, and both with a good helping of each.
we had free movie theater popcorn courtesy of adam murphy our friend and editor extraordinaire who is manager of our local movie theater.
matter of fact, that's him over on the right. with darin and jamie ... makin plans, sortin it out, makin it happen!
jamie also directed the coolest, most moving, balinese style shadow puppet play beforehand, based on his short film Riderless and entitled The Story of the Rider. it was so good that we're gonna film it and make it its own episode.
backstage the kids (puppeteers) were hard at work and play as per uze. (maddy and casey, amazing performers)
enraptured audience, with seats saved for puppeteers. the real reason i love this picture is not only becuase there's a full house but also because oliver is looking over at me :) let's be honest, i want to believe that babydoll has a crush on me.
here's darin with jorden's brother and our dear friend jacob, owner of cozmic cafe for one year now, a local mover and shaker!
whole familes showed up...teammates, support systems, friends, cheerleaders.
we are so happy to show these little films in this community which accepts them (weird as they may seem for some of our elders), loves them and supports us!
this is nick's family....(his little brother jack is in episode 4)
em's cousin and dear ol' phil...
nicole (her man aaragon is a shining light at the end of episode 4, and by the way she makes the most beautiful jewelry on earth...)
rachel plays the most luminous Sally Chisum....
and jordan lykins was an exuberant addition to the shoot out scene. is there anything more fun than making western movies with your friends?!
i'm really proud of darin. he's always been an "idea" guy. thinking up random brilliant things constantly and jotting them down in notebooks. poetry, lyrics, scenes, tiny moments of illumination.
this Epic Dust thing....he's taken to the next level and taken our community with him.
i'm proud to be his wife and proud to be a part of the continuing stories of the west!