Catch ya later, cool cats!
Our five days in Sofia are quickly coming to an end. The endless icons, the socialist statues and funky fountains, the cute dogs, the bountiful breakfasts on the back porch, the Mean Fruit Lady, the hesher drummer in the park in front of Nevsky Cathedral playing a very out-of- time rendition of Eye Of The […]
Today we took a break from Sofia site-seeing to pop into Kino Odeon. A 1996 film entitled всичко от нула was starting in 5 minutes and that sounded pretty good to us! Imagine our surprise when the friendly cashier refused to take our money and just pushed two ticket stubs through the ticket window. “Free!” What??? […]
Call it sentimental b***s***, but there are days when you just feel like looking at beautiful painted portraits of women. Thankfully, in Sofia the National Gallery has a stunning array of work by Bulgarian painters including my new favorites Elena Karamihailova, Sultana Surujon, Tzeno Todorov, Stefan Ivanov, Boris Mitov, Petar Morozov, Ivan Nenov, Yoan Leviev, […]
After two action-packed weeks, this morning we say so long to Zgorigrad and Vratsa. We’ll miss these imposing mountains that provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to everything you do and everywhere you go. And of course we’ll miss Toni and Rosa who provided us with the most amazing food and shelter, and all the Sound We […]
A morning premiere for The Sound We See: A Vratsa City Symphony at the Historical Museum with lots of last minute excitement as filmmakers, friends and family arrive…but where’s our musicians, the Vratsa Youth Brass Band??? Ah, here they are, slipping in the door just as the first frame comes up on the screen. Keeping […]
The big premiere is tomorrow but today we play. A morning puppet show (same puppeteers have been at it since Kate was a kid!), Bulgaria’s best Mishmash lunch made by Kate’s gorgeous Granny, late afternoon picnic at God’s Bride with Staci, Yavor and Martin, and a delightful dinner in the Rosa and Toni’s garden with […]
Come one, come all to The Sound We See: Vratsa premiere… Sunday, June 25 at the Vratsa Regional Historical Museum… Everyone welcome! БЕЗПЛАТНО (that means FREE)!!!
Evening soundtrack: crowing, chirping, clapping. And I just saw a kid spit over the balcony and onto the geraniums. Today we met with the musicians. They ran through a few tunes for us but I’m not going to give you even a single note of advance listening pleasure because a surprise is a surprise and […]
Tonight’s soundtrack: fireflies in the deep blue twilight. The last hour is edited, the titles and credits created and shot, the last roll of Super 8 processed (in caffenol!) and telecined… Time to celebrate the end of the filmmaking process and the arrival of our dear friends Karel and Kate: the wonderful reason we’re here […]