For those who have not followed the progress of the film since the campaign ended I thought I would send another update. I finished Hot Spots in May and it had its premiere in Atlanta at The Woodruff Arts Center on the big screen. More than 300 people attended the screening and Martin Parr came in from London to join the festivities. His photographs of Atlanta are currently hanging at the High Museum through September 2.
The film was broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting twice and we are now looking at different film and arts festivals. A French subtitled version will be screened in Vevey, Switzerland in September during the arts festival there.
The film has been very well received and for this I am grateful. We have also finished the duplication of our DVDs and they are now available. The disc contains the 30 minute documentary and thought-provoking bonus material.
- There are a series of short clips of exchanges Martin had with people along the way
- A very interesting and humorous informal discussion he had with a group of photography students about their chosen career
- And there are three slideshows with more than 100 images. The entire High exhibition is included, all the images in the film and a special show with a series of images not in the film, exhibition or book.
This has been a great project to produce and I appreciate the pledge of support you gave during the campaign. Now that it is finished and out there I thought it would be nice to share the news with you. And the link...
And don't forget to take a look at Martin' Parr's new book, Up and Down Peachtree that has also just been published. Thank you very much and I will keep you posted with developments.
All the best,