16 October 2006

Curtain up



The opening night of Bendfilm, the independent film-directed festival in its third year in Bend, Oregon. One of their aborning traditions: on opening night, filmmakers and jurors jostle behind the heavy curtain of the Tower Theater, awaiting a moment that is both charming and a little embarrassing: the curtain is raised and the milling motley is introduced as those who have truly made the festival possible...