More specifics about the Euro-Asian jaunt to promote Winter’s Bone.
Executive Producer Jonathan Sheuer and I will be flying in (separately) to Turin (Torino), Italy on Nov. 27 to attend a Winter’s Bone screening at the Torino International Film Festival. As that festival closes, Jonathan will return to the U.S. and I will continue on, via Munich, Germany, to Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia (east end of the Black Sea and surrounded by Russia, China, Iran and Turkey) and on the ancient trade route from Asia toEurope.
Conquered a bunch of times it has the culture and architecture of all the conquerers, and therefore the reputation of being tolerant of strangers. I’ll attend another Winter’s Bone screening at the Tbilisi International Film Festival, fly back to Torino on Dec. 12 and return to the U.S. from there if they’ll let my loaded suitcases on the plane. After all, who would believe I went to Georgia without souvenirs? Any clues on best buys in the Soviet bloc from you international traveler types? All tips appreciated.
And this — BTW, I’ll have CDs at both stops, if you happen to be passing through. And I’ll be posting to this blog from every available internet cafe. Be prepared for (almost) daily updates that include strange symbols within the text. It’s not a code, just that computer keyboards reflect the culture and alphabets of the countries where they reside. Hope I can find one in Tbilisi with a keyboard that speaks English. More to come.