After a great 4-week run of Spider Mites Of Jesus: The Dirtwoman Documentary at Movieland we’re down to the FINAL 4 SHOWS. Click here for tickets.
I’ll be at all of the 3:50pm matinees today thru Thursday to greet Donnie’s fans (with Q&A after some of them). Thanks to everyone who came out, enjoyed the movie and shared the love with their friends. Details on streaming/DVD soon.
(These are Sunday’s audiences)
Movieland tickets are discounted TODAY
I’ve decided to do a Q&A at tonite’s 7pm show.
Come save a few bucks and celebrate Dirtwoman!
I will NOT be doing Q&A this weekend. Other than unannounced/surprise visits, this will be my last.
Remember that the run has been extended thru AT LEAST February 6 and longer if this weekend does well, so tell your friends!
We had a great opening weekend!
Great, responsive crowds (above is Friday nite and below is Saturday nite with me doing Q&A)
As a result I can announce that it will play thru AT LEAST
Yes, someone slipped a “dolla” into the poster on Sunday!
More great press just in time for Friday’s opening!
It’s the top of page first entry on the “This Weekend” page in Thursday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Artist Matt Lively (who did the cool tar/enamel illustrations for the doc) is featured in this article in RVAMagazine: The Art of Dirtwoman
I wrote this article for GayRVA about my experiences at LGBT festivals.
Even CultureWorks considers Donnie “culture!” They included the movie in their weekly email blast as a “Pick!
Friday morning at 8:05am, Jason Roop will be on Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid to talk about the movie’s opening as part of their weekly events coverage. That’s on WRVA (1140 AM / 96.1 FM).
Online news site River City Rapids included the movie in this week’s blast.
Tickets are on sale now (click here).
Remember that I’ll be there to greet my fellow Dirtwoman fans at all 3 shows on Friday and Saturday (4:20, 7:00, 9:40), PLUS I’ll be doing Q&A (and exit interviews) after the 7pm show both nites. Hope to see u there!
Because of the showing at the Byrd in April, people assume that this new run at Movieland is a one-nite only affair.
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!
Thanks for helping spread the word. (Remember, I’ll be there Fri and Sat nites for Q&A after the 7pm shows)
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:
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).
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!
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.
“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.
Meanwhile, Dirtwoman made her first visit to South Africa (unaccompanied by me) at the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on September 28.
We endured the 100+ degree days to expose Dirtwoman to his first LGBTQ festival:
Cinema Diverse in Palm Springs.
While on the West Coast, I recorded this podcast:
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.
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!
In festival news, Spider Mites was accepted in the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in South Africa!
The first international showing for Dirtwoman.
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)