To all Kimmies fans, jazz fans, and especially those of you who live in or around Boston, MA and Washington, DC:
We’re back on the road again and pleased to announce that The Kim Loo Sisters documentary is coming to Beantown on Friday, October 27th for a free preview screening at the beautiful new Pao Arts Center. You can see further details and register online (space is limited) by clicking on the link. The city of Boston is very dear to the Kimmies — it was the first city they played following their big break on Broadway — George White’s Scandals of 1939.
Good things come in twos! Two days later, on Sunday, October 29th, we make our second stop — in the nation’s capital at the Chinese Community Church for a free screening of selected clips from The Kim Loo Sisters followed by a panel discussion (our first!) about the four sisters and American jazz in the first half of the twentieth century. It promises to be an exciting and insightful afternoon and we’re grateful to the 1882 Foundation for inviting us to be centerpiece of the event.
And another first: it was an honor for me to be interviewed recently by New York Foundation for the Arts, the film’s fiscal sponsor, about the making of The Kim Loo Sisters and the writing of the companion book to the film, Just Us Girls. Thanks to NYFA, I’m able to raise funds for finishing the documentary from sources other than individual donations. Yes, we continue to make headway!
Which brings me to a very important theme: that of gratitude. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been following The Kim Loo Sisters’ progress, who have donated to the completion of the film, and who have offered me the inestimable sustenance of your support and encouragement.
Till next time,
P.S. If you want to email me, please click on the tiny envelope at the top right-hand corner of my website. Thank you!