Saturday, October 30, 2010

Where to? What Next? And the importance of asking that question

A significant question that gets asked in our film is when Studs Terkel echos Carl Sandburg's famous line from The People, Yes, "Where to? What Next?". Studs asks; "What other question can we ask today?" And in asking this he reminds the viewer of how eternal that question is, for us a individuals and for the United States as a nation.

Sandburg's original question and Studs' modern reference to it is really what this film is about. A window into the work and current relevance of Sandburg. Studs Terkel died on this day, October 31st, 2008, but his vast body of work and his contribution to our film will be enjoyed for many years into the future. He opened his doors and his mind to our project, and for that I am extremely grateful.

As we move towards finishing the film this month, entering it in countless film festivals and negotiating distribution possibilities this blog will change. Very frequently I am going to be celebrating some of the important people and moment that appear in the film. Please become a 'follower' of this blog and join the journey as we being to share the film with the world.

On November 2nd, the Asheville paper wrote a nice article about our status, thanks to Jason Sandford for that coverage. Take a look here.

Thank you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,

Looking forward to having a chance to see the film. Do you think it will show during Winston Salem's River Run Film Festival?
Jan

paulbonesteel said...

We'll be entering it in many festivals, and I sure hope that is one that will screen it!

Lincoln Buff 2 said...

Paul,

I'm so happy for you that the film's completion is drawing near.

Carl has a role in my Lincoln book, too, which will be going off to readers in November and to the publisher soon after.

We gotta keep that legacy alive.

Congratulations!
Ann

Ann Tracy Mueller
Lincoln Buff 2

Ken Abbott said...

I'm looking forward to hearing more, and seeing the film!