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March 25th, 2018: Queens World Film Festival

Arriving for the opening ceremony of The Queens World Film Festival held at the Museum for the Moving Image located in Queens – of course.

Arriving for the opening ceremony of The Queens World Film Festival held at the Museum for the Moving Image located in Queen – of course.

 

Meeting Melvin Van Peebles at the festival opening.

Meeting Melvin Van Peebles at the festival opening.

 

 

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer made a speech. I got myself smack in the middle despite my fears.

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer made a speech. I got myself smack in the middle despite my fears.

 

 

I got to be on the stage with all the film makers. Pretty exciting.

I got to be on the stage with all the film makers. Pretty exciting.

 

 

Susan Seidelman with Melvin Van Peebles at the opening ceremony. I love her films!

Susan Seidelman with Melvin Van Peebles at the opening ceremony. I love her films!

 

 

The 4 Jewish themed films that were part of the festival were shown at a Church. Only in New York would this happen. Peter McWhinney played guitar while the audience arrived.

The 4 Jewish themed films that were part of the festival were shown at a Church. Only in New York would this happen. Peter McWhinney played guitar while the audience arrived.

 

 

Nice coverage of the festival in the paper.

Nice coverage of the festival in the paper.