Them dosh-garned cooters are spreading out, despite the best efforts of Sheriff Lindley, his deputy Sweets, them miscreants, and the other good people of Pachuco, Texas. If this keeps up, they’ll be everywhere.
Not quite yet, though. This month, we have it on good authority that they plan to attack Atlanta, Georgia and Dubuque, Iowa.
So if you’ve had a hankering to check out our award-winning short film NIGHT OF THE COOTERS, based on the classic award-losing short story by Howard Waldrop, that national treasure, you can catch it at the ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
Cooters will be screening on APRIL 22, 8:00pm, at the Rialto Center. I will be on hand to introduce the film, along with our star and director, Vincent d’Onofrio (Sheriff Lindley himself), that guy DeSpain, and the good folks from Atlanta’s own Trioscope.
We’ll be doing a panel afterwards too. The festival will be screening all sorts of other amazing new features and shorts as well, so if you’re in Georgia or nearby, do swing by.
That’s not the end, though. After Atlanta, the cooters and I will be headed up to Dubuque, Iowa (where, as it happens, I lived from 1976-1979, teaching journalism at Clarke College) for the JULIEN DUBUQUE FILM FESTIVAL.
I am told we have two screenings of NIGHT OF THE COOTERS scheduled for Dubuque: on APRIL 26 and again on APRIL 27. There will be lots of other cool films to see as well… and in between movies, if you are so inclined, you can take a ride on a steamboat, ascend to the top of the bluffs on the Fenelon Place Elevator, and check out the historic river town where I first got the idea for FEVRE DREAM.
But watch out for them cooters.
See you in Georgia… or maybe Iowa.
Current Mood: bouncy