Near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
The crowd at our latest stop is quite a contrast from the mostly 20-somethings at our last screening at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I have driven about two hours down to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Now, I am the youngest person in the room. And at 47-years old, that’s saying something.
Being around people who are in the second half of life makes me feel very comfortable. And our screening of Gen Silent evoked a lot of personal life experiences shared among audience members during an unusually in-depth conversation after the film.
While the rest of town seemed to be watching big Hollywood blockbusters downstairs, Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Greg Jones secretly had the hottest ticket in the house. He filled the space upstairs reserved just for us.
It’s been a very interesting to screen in the very state and very county where my ancestors arrived in the 1680’s.
So, earlier in the day we went to the historic town of Lewes for… Mexican.
Tomorrow it’s back to talking to students. This time at the University of Richmond in Virginia. I wish I could get these two generations together at screenings. They could learn so much from each other.
Post by OSIP touring filmmaker, Stu Maddux.