Saturday, April 12, 2008

April in Willow

Saturday, April 05, 2008


On Friday Body of War opened at the E Street Theater in Washington, DC. A great squad of Iraq Vets Against the War showed up, along with directors Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue and of course Tomas Young.Phil says I am the yenta for this movie-- meaning matchmaker. I gave Phil Ellen's phone number and she thought it was a crank call. But I think he also means yenta as in sort of a nag-- making sure it kept its amazing radical edge and that it got out there, hopefully to be used by peace activists all over the country and especially in the military. Actually the 2 CD set that Tomas and Eddie Vedder did is probably what will get to the military quicker. It's already a best seller. Everyone should go to see this very moving intimate film.People waited in line for over an hour.
The audience was standing room only.
The CD set of Body of War music which includes sets by many great musicians was on sale in the lobby and hundreds waited in line for the sold out show.

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