PLASTIC MAN: NOTES FROM THE ROAD

Our screenings in Mendocino, California and Lambertville, New Jersey brought our quest for creativity to new audiences outside our home turf.  Thanks to filmmaker and former festival Program Director, Pat Ferrero (pictured here on left) and current Program Director, Toney Merritt for including our film in Pat’s Picks at the Mendocino Film Festival in late May.

 Left to right: Pat Ferrero, Jerry Barrish, Janis Plotkin, William Farley, Richard Levien and Nancy Russell

Left to right: Pat Ferrero, Jerry Barrish, Janis Plotkin, William Farley, Richard Levien and Nancy Russell

nd thanks to the Festival and the Mendocino Art Center for their exhibiting Jerry’s sculpture and filling the theatre!

and then a few days later we were off to Lambertville, New Jersey.. a real taste of Americana with a screening room inside City Hall in a former bakery..Acme Bread trasforms into the Acme Screening Room.  We were part of their Artist Visions Film Series.  We were in good company!

with gratitude to our friends Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Bill Jersey and  wife, Shirley Kessler who hosted us for the evening with:

and introduced us to life on the canals of the Delaware River...

 

Our screenings in both towns opened up a conversation about creativity, mentors and the political times that Jerry served as the bail bondsman to activists from the 1960’s.

 

More to come...