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That was one magical weekend!! Great questions. Tears. Smiles. Memories. Thoughtful conversations. Friends. Film lovers. Panels. Parties. Sold out screenings. Great reviews.  THANK YOU MSPIFF‬ (The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul) for the invitation to show my newest documentary The Summer Help (director/producer/shooter) that screened with Igo Myakotin‘s short doc “Life Through the Lens” that he made while a student at AUBG.

Thank you to the Star-Tribune for naming us a “must see” documentary (top 25 of the festival) and thank you to MSPIFF  for a weekend we will never forget!

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Melody moderating the documentary panel with these other doc directors:  Maxine Davis (Women Outward Bound), Jenni Pinkley (Star Tribune), Benjamin May (Legends of Swee Pea)  and Norah Shapiro (MN 13)

Here are a couple of audio interviews you can listen to if you want to find out more about the documentary: WTIP radio  and this podcast with MSPIFF festival directors.

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Melody and Igor answer questions from the audience at MSPIFF (Photo credit: Jesse Roesler)

wide SUMMER HELP q & A

Q & A




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Al says “go see The Summer Help”

Next up: screenings in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center (May 14),   Rehobeth Beach (Delaware) on May 18 (scroll down to see),   San Francisco Doc Fest ( June) Duluth/Superior Film Festival  (early June) and more.   Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates!

Yours in Docs,



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