SPIDER MITES

OF JESUS

THE DIRTWOMAN DOCUMENTARY

updates

Run clarification and ticket link

Because of the showing at the Byrd in April, people assume that this new run at Movieland is a one-nite only affair.

NOPE!

This is a typical run like any movie. It’ll play for at least a week and longer if ticket sales are good.

IMPORTANT! Many people expect it’ll show at the Criterion Cinema (across the parking lot), which usually houses the art films. Donnie has been assigned a place of honor: Cinema 1 at Movieland!

Here’s the link to tickets.

Thanks for helping spread the word. (Remember, I’ll be there Fri and Sat nites for Q&A after the 7pm shows)

Coming Soon Indeed!

It’s only one week til Donnie makes his return visit and Dirtwoman’s already on the Movieland marquee!

Meanwhile, the media coverage is heating up:

On Wednesday, I visited with Jessica Noll at CBS-6 on Virginia This Morning.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT

Today I’ll be a guest on the longtime news and public affairs stalwart Open Source RVA to chat with my friend Don Harrison about my experiences on the film festival circuit. That’s at noon on WRIR (97.3FM) and on their podcast after 1pm today. CHECK HERE TO LISTEN (my interview is about 30 minutes in).


I didn’t make it on the air but NBC-12 posted this notice on their site.


Meanwhile, 2 of the most prominent LGBT organizations have posted announcements!




Listen for my sponsorship announcements all next week on VPM-FM.

Tickets are already on sale for the run, which starts next Friday, January 24 and runs for at least a week (longer if ticket sales are good). I plan to be at the 7pm shows on Friday and Saturday nite for Q&A after the film (and to greet fellow Dirtwoman fans).

CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS.

 

Donnie comes home!

After a year of exposing the world to Dirtwoman via 7 film festivals (2 in California, 1 in Florida, 1 in Georgia, 2 in Virginia, 1 in South Africa), it’s time to bring Donnie back to RVA.

SPIDER MITES OF JESUS will begin an exclusive limited run

at Bow Tie Cinemas starting

 Friday, January 24

It’ll open at Movieland and may eventually move to Criterion, depending on ticket sales.

There will be 3 shows a day: 4:20, 7:00 and 9:30.

Some nites, I’ll be popping in for Q&A after the 7pm show.


There will be more news soon, including a link to advance ticket sales.

DVD and streaming options will be available after the run.


Here’s the new trailer!

Donnie goes down (South) and more

Jim Farmer (Executive Director) and Board Chair (also Jim’s hubby) Craig Hardesty

What may be the last film festival (in the US anyway) took Donnie to Atlanta for OUT ON FILM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two friends who used to live in Richmond (see below) came to share the experience, plus a former RVA couple who moved to Atlanta showed up to share the memories.

Me and my hubby with former Richmonders Allan Webster and Greg Grantham.

 

“gloriously profane and wonderfully engaging”

While we were there, I got another great review from DAILY FILM FIX (7/10).
Click here to read it.


I also spent almost an hour chatting with Neal Jones for his website INSIDE YOUR HEAD.

Click here to listen.

 

 


Meanwhile, Dirtwoman made her first visit to South Africa (unaccompanied by me) at the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on September 28.

Hot in Palm Springs, literally!

We endured the 100+ degree days to expose Dirtwoman to his first LGBTQ festival:

Cinema Diverse in Palm Springs.

With Festival Director Michael C. Green (wearing a Dirtwoman bottle cap necklace)

Q&A with Charles Drabkin

Friends Will Congdon (former Richmonder), Mark Reed (current Richmonder and my hubby), me, Bill Nicholson (former Richmonder), Lindell Campbell, Tom Guthrie (former Richmonder), Mohammed Samir

While on the West Coast, I recorded this podcast:

 

Click here to hear my chat with Mike Kaspar

FILM SCHOOL RADIO

 
 
 

It’s off to Atlanta for OUT ON FILM. If you’ve got friends in Georgia, let ’em know it’s playing 11am, Saturday, 9/28 at Midtown Art Cinema.

A “Threatening” review & a rhino in pumps!

Film Threat was THE magazine for indie films from 1985 to 1996, when it became the go-to website for movie buffs.

Bobby Lepire’s review was just published and he rated it 8/10!

Click here to read it

 

 

In festival news, Spider Mites was accepted in the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in South Africa!

The first international showing for Dirtwoman.

Click here to read about the festival.

 

I won’t be traveling to Africa, but head out next week to expose Dirtwoman to Palm Springs and Atlanta! (Click on the links to read more about the festivals and share with your friends in these cities)

Dirtwoman’s getting double gay!

In September, we’ll be spreading Spider Mites’ big gay love on both coasts!

 

First stop is CINEMA DIVERSE, the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival on Saturday, 9/21. I’ll be in Palm Spring for the screening and a big afterparty! If you have any friends there, let ’em know (or even if they live in LA…it’s not that far).

(Click here for tickets)

The following Saturday, I’ll be exposing Atlanta to a Southern queen that’ll rival any there. The screening is 9/28 at OUT ON FILM. If you got friends in Georgia, this is their chance.

(Click here for tickets)

Meanwhile, in addition to the great coverage the movie got from Richmond press before the April premiere, RVA Magazine just published this extensive, wonderful article about Donnie and the doc.

(Click here to read it)

 

The festival circuit will come to a close in November (a year after the 1st show in Charlottesville). Then, I plan to play a limited run in Richmond, while ramping up a streaming outlet and DVD options.