Sundance 2019 / by Cyrus Moussavi

I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, Poster (2434 x 3600).jpg

This deserves a much longer post, but I’m on the way to the airport, headed to Burkina Faso for an archival project (what?). I just have to say I’m proud of the small group of dedicated, creative friends who made this scrappy film, and the “talisman” and inspiration we all followed, Lonnie Holley.

”Matt says this festival is the highest of the high,” Lonnie said to me and Brittany when we called him with the good news. “Yeah, that’s pretty true” we said. “Well, we sure went through the lowest low to get there,” he sad, and cracked up.

I guess it couldn’t happen any other way. Crazy!! Props to Aaron Lowell Denton for the poster. More soon!

ALSO: THE WIRE — I admit I read this magazine all the time and don’t know half the artists they’re talking about (which is great). Feels strange to actually be the half that people won’t know in this headline about the film.