Now why David, a documentary filmmaker once nominated for an Academy Award (for the film People of the Wind), decided to take on this job was a bit mysterious to me, but in
seven years with the man, I've come to accept that I don't have to
understand his decisions to admire the enthusiasm and dedication with
which he undertakes them, and to expect that I will probably be pulled
(at least 90% willingly) into involvement. Thus it is that I walked 46
of the 67 miles he walked to celebrate his 67th birthday, which took
place two months after he'd had open spine surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Spine Center (and to which he walked, from Saxtons River, and for which he raised some money … but I digress).
what I knew was this: I'd walked into DK's home office one day in the
late summer to find him in a state of rapt excitement over an ad he'd
seen in the Westminster West Whistler.
don't generally like cartoons or animated films. The movies that top
our Netflix queue run to indie, foreign, documentary, and classic, with
thrillers, comedy, and intelligent no-longer-on-the-air, usually
short-lived TV series (such as Picket Fences, Northern Exposure, or
Carnivale thrown in). Kid-friendly films? Rarely. Shorts? It wouldn't
occur to me.
Westminster West Library has just received a grant to enable it to
establish a family movie night at the library. Initially the program
will be one Friday evening a month, beginning at 6:30. We are looking
for people interested in applying for the position of running the
program. It would involve setting up,greeting the families who arrive,
introducing the film, making and serving popcorn to those who would
like it, showing the
movie with the library’s digital projector,
then putting furniture back and cleaning up the room that was used, and
helping with the selection of the films. The library has budgeted for
the job being 3 1/2 hours a month, at $12.00 an hour. We have funding
for one year, but would like to extend, or even expand, the program if
it proves popular in the community and the resources can be found. If
you are interested, please contact Bev Major at the library There will
be a form to fill out, as well as an interview with Bev and one or more
of the library trustees.
It's — an animated short called Boundin—
I wouldn't have seen it
Why, then, did I dream about "Boundin" the day before yesterday?