Thursday, May 17, 2007

Atlanta, GA - Day 1

It's been a day. A very long day. From waking up at 5am to run through the streets of Hyde Park in Austin to sitting on the 36th floor of some crazy fancy hotel in downtown Atlanta after meeting Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and everything in between. I'm pretty beat. My folks are down in the lobby having coffee with some of their friends who came to the screening and Leslie and her family are somewhere, not sure where actually.

Day 1 was good. We got to the Carter Center shortly after stepping off the plane and checking into our hotel. We had a nice tour of the facilities. Andy Warhol paintings to Carter memorabilia. And all of the buildings are round. A reception followed with yummy food and tiny shot glasses of chocolate mousses. Rosalynn Carter introduced the film in her sweet, thick southern accent. We had a nice response to the film. The Q&A panel was short but sweet. The usual strange screening mishaps, a sound issue here and weird glitch there. It's different everywhere we go. In the morning is the actual Mental Health Forum for folks from all over Georgia to come and watch the film and do another Q&A. And then a little bit of Storie Productions work back at the hotel and then maybe the Aquarium, Stone Mountain, the Zoo or the Coca Cola Museum. I am part of the Coca Cola dynasty and all. Kind of.

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