Last night I got to spend a few hours with my dear friend Brandi at the screening of Up at the newly renovated Avondale Amphitheater as part of the summer movie series. I have always been so in love with the amphitheater….it is nestled back along the corner of the woods in Avondale Park away from the street and it has curved grassy sitting levels edged with large stones. It so unusual and beautiful. Just on the hill above it (and through the small patch of woods) is the Avondale Castle (or pavilion) which is also a super place to do something special. Those two treasures really are underutilized as event spaces in town… but maybe that is a good thing for those of us in the know. With Avondale blowing up like it is, I’m sure it will become more popular in the coming years. I’m glad, because I want to go to the amphitheater as often as possible!
Just 9 or so hours later Vero and I did our morning run right through the park, and I began to realize what a staple this part of town has become in my life. This is also the park that I love to relax in on my Sidewalk Film Festival blanket and just gaze up at the trees. There is a good energy there…. one of mystery, history, excitement and community.
Rebecca and I have some exciting news to share tonight about Crush that we will be announcing on Facebook and Twitter later on this evening! I have a feeling that we will have a good run with our short film this fall, or here’s hoping at least. I think it deserves to be seen as often as it can, because we are both very proud of the work we put into it. We were very lucky to have such great talent helping us as well through every bit of the process.
Happy first day of summer!!!! Summers are meant to be spent with the people you love, enjoying a cool drink in the sunshine, playing in the grass and enjoying everything you have.
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ― Charles Bowden
“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ― Russel Baker
“Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.” ― Author Unknown
“Summer afternoon…Summer afternoon… the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James