We always joke that we had to move to Los Angeles to meet people from Chicago.
Everywhere we turn there is another new face that we greet like an old friend just because we both hail from the Windy City and understand what it is like to try to get used to a place where it is always sunny and there isn't an Italian Beef stand on every corner.
For the past few days I have been volunteering at the LA Women's Film Festival: a perennial favorite in the Blue Damen Festival Circuit and every time I see a film from Chicago- and you can usually pick them out of a lineup- I get a little twinge of longing for home.
So it is lucky for me that a little bit of Chicago will be coming to me here in Los Angeles tomorrow in the form of Pete Garlock and Amy Karen: the two wonderful actors who turned the "lets-make-a-movie-with-no-script-and-no-budget-late-at-night-in-Elgin" into a reality. The film, of course, is "Dark Before Dawn" and tomorrow night it will be closing out the film festival at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre on Wilshire Blvd.
Everyone is invited, of course, tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased in advance online at http://lawomens.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/darkbeforedawn_gwydhargebien_lawomens2013
We look forward to seeing you there!
Los Angeles Premiere of "Dark Before Dawn"
LA Women's Film Festival
Sunday March 24th, 2013, 9:00PM
Laemmle Music Hall Theatre, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles