Sunday night in Columbia, Missouri: After seeing a film about Ozark Mountain hillbilly music inside a sold out 1200-seat theater - and before hanging out at a party inside a historic soda bottling plant (and soon to be art house/bakery/videostore empire) - I sat at a table inside a small Mexican restaurant and talked with four excellent people about how we could change the world. Or at least our little corner.
What to do now that companies like Wellspring are being swallowed up? Should we do our own distribution? How do we harness the power of what is new and come up with what is possible?
All the conversations that we’ve been having here (as well as here and here and here) came to life. Self-distribution. Co-op distribution. DIY marketing and publicity. Tearing down the old and no longer relevant paradigms and asserting our own collective ability to get our films out there.
All of it seeming very very possible after a weekend at the True/False Film Festival.