The trophy. Made of leaded glass, I think. Not huge, but HEAVY.

A trophy from gold country

Over the recent Labor Day weekend, Sheila and I had the pleasure of attending Film Fest Twain Harte, up in California’s gold country. This was NEW’s U.S. premiere, and our first chance to see the film on the big screen with an audience. It was a gratifying experience. In the Q&A period that followed, people asked lots of smart questions. It was obvious they were connecting to and appreciating the film.

The weekend was made even more memorable for me because so many of my immediate family were in attendance: both my sisters and one brother (and all their spouses) made it out for the Saturday screening, as did my mother, who had just celebrated her 93rd birthday the previous weekend.

At the Sunday night awards gala, NEW won the Critic’s Choice award from SF Chronicle film reviewer G. Allen Johnson.

We’d like to thank Zack Gold and everyone from Film Fest Twain Harte for making us feel welcome.

Next up for NEW are screenings that are, for us, closer to home: in November, we’re going to the always-awesome Napa Valley Film Festival! There will be several chances to see it there over the 5 days of the fest.

We’re also making plans, finally, for the long-promised public screening. This event is also planned for November and we’ll be making a formal announcement about that soon! Stay tuned.

And as always, thanks for your support!

Bustling downtown Twain Harte

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