September 30, 2002
By Matt Proietti



The screening went great. It helps when 1/3 of the 70 people in the audience are your friends or family.

Three honest-to-goodness Hollywood actors were present: June Lockhart ("Lassie," "Lost in Space"); Christopher McDonald ("Quiz Show," "Happy Gilmore" "Thelma and Louise") and Vincent Spano ("Alive" "Indian Summer" "Rumble Fish"). Vincent had a short screened that was hilarious. He brought a second short, too, that was excellent. He loved "Johnny" (or at least said he did). He also thought Alyson was great and "loved all the weirdos." June Lockhart told my friend, Lee, who helped run the fest that we should copy it to 35mm and "submit it to the Academy."

"For what?" I asked.

"The Oscars," he said.

"Oh, so she's nuts."

He swears she was serious, so maybe it's Lee who is nuts. Christopher McDonald left to go to another screening, so I didn't get his opinion.

Big laughs throughout, but tops to "Johnny 3:16," Chuck with ax, Chuck at the small cabin, Flu, Shrub and Sue, particularly when the moon is out and she's still droning on.



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