Sunday, May 17, 2009

DNC doco to debut

Gabby gabster Bill Husted in the Post:
More than one movie was made in Denver during the Democratic National Convention.

You may have heard about the proposed doc about Mayor John Hickenlooper, directed by his cousin, George Hickenlooper. In a trailer (since removed from the Epoch Films website), there's some salty language. Titled "Hick Town," the movie shows Mayor Hick speaking to a crowd, saying, "I tell you how you deal with the press. You (expletive) the press."

Now comes "Convention," a look at Denver and the DNC and how we handled it. The doc is directed by filmmaker AJ Schnack and produced by Britta Erickson, the Denver Film Society bigwig.

The movie gets an invite-only screening Monday at the Denver Newspaper Agency auditorium. It'll have its official world premiere June 17 at the Silverdocs Film Festival in Silver Spring, Md. It will definitely be screened in Denver this year.

Erickson says six shooting teams hit the city every day to catch Hick, the police, Recreate 68 and the press, most notably Denver Post staffers Allison Sherry and Curtis Hubbard.
What, no bloggers? I saw the film crews around; hard to miss since they wore bright yellow plastic blazers with "FILM CREW" on the back. Maybe I got a walk-on.

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