My movie “Contingency” (http://dynamiclethargyfilms.ca/filmlist/contingency/) will be shown at the $100 Film Festival 25th Anniversary Retrospective next Wednesday, March 22, 2017. http://www.100dollarfilmfestival.org/festival/retrospective/
I made “Contingency” as a retrospective on the festival for the 20th festival in 2012. It looks back at the festival and the films I made for the festival over the years.
I did the film in 16mm the same way I would have done a film in 8mm, so I ended up with only one copy of the film. When it came time to give it to the festival for screening, I had to provide that one copy. The only problem: I couldn’t find it.
On a personal note; my wife passed away recently after a long illness. During the late part of her illness I devoted all my time and energy to supporting her. Finding a film for the festival was a low priority for me.
The loss of my wife drained away much of my energy. It is important for me to find a new focus for my life. However, it wasn’t until a few days ago that I felt up to a search for my film. It didn’t take long to find the film. Naturally, it was in a place I never thought to look before. I delivered the film to the festival in time for the screening.
Without my wife to share it with, the screening isn’t as enjoyable as it used to be.