On Tour: Erie, PA

2 May

April 26th, 2013  |  What We Need is the Impossible!  |  Erie, PA

A great end to the tour. Christine Oliver, who is the events coordinator for Mercyhurst University, was a pro and a great host.

Woman in Red Shirt

We were walking through the parking lot to get to the screening and I made some remark about the beautiful Rolls Royce parked there. Christine mentioned that it belonged to two local artists, Jesse and Ricardo, who attend all the screenings. I was intrigued. Christine and I hung out with them after the show, and they were a hoot. They showed us some of their very nice, Joseph Cornell-like assemblages hanging in a nearby University building and then posed for photos with the car. Christine mentioned that they’d been featured recently on “Hoarders,” which made me wonder if maybe they were crazier than they seemed, but after checking the internet, it turns out it was a show called “American Pickers,” which of course I haven’t seen.

Plaid Couple

Erie, PA was a good town for photos. I did an interview at a local radio station, WQLN, and this sign was on the wall. Made me love public radio even more.

Sparkle Words

Walking downtown, I came across this establishment and was knocked out by the tagline. In fact, I feel like it’s one of the greatest business taglines ever created!:


Take the inner you . . . to the outer limits!!!! I gotta make that the title of a film sometime.

As a final image, a building that I drove past in Richmond, VA and was so completely enthralled by that I turned around and went back to investigate.

Spaceship Building

At first I thought it was a Frank Gehry, but fortunately there was a plaque out front with the backstory. Wow! Inspired by a baked potato wrapped in foil – that’s fantastic! Really, one of the nicest looking buildings I’ve ever seen.

Markel Building Marker

Post by OSIP Touring Filmmaker, Sam Green

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