Only 3 weeks after being on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” I took to the air again-this time to Atlanta, GA for the 30th annual Film Festival. My Documentary was on the list for Saturday, June 10th.
I was booked on Delta. It was great to use Delta again, as it had been the first airline I ever used when I took my first plane trip 30 years ago!
Atlanta Airport had moving sidewalks as in “The Jetsons” but I did not use them.
I wore my Underdog costume to the screening since the organizers had asked me to do so and to do a live performance after the film. While waiting in the lobby I had my picture taken with Jake Jacobson, the festival director and several other VIP’s. Several people asked me to autograph their program books.
The film was well received. Since I was so used to seeing actors on the TV screen, I could not get myself excited about seeing myself in bigger proportion on a movie screen. After the film, I was asked a number of questions. One was about Asperger’s Syndrome, that I had been diagnosed with about 2 years ago. It had existed for perhaps centuries, but had not been medically defined until recently. One questioner was a medical worker who had patients with the same condition; he said I was a good role model for those patients since I achieved much despite the obstacles.
I did Underdog numbers for my live performance. The first time I opened my cape, several people cheered and took pictures. Afterwards we went to a party given for all the filmmakers. It was in a crowded nightclub
And since it was noisy I did not enjoy myself.
On the flight back I was on the right side of the plane, I could see Atlanta in the distance when the plane took off. I waved. How long would I have to wait before I could take another plane trip, anywhere?
Link to my film at the Atlanta Film Festival is here