For Francis

Tom Waits Cabaret and more For Francis news

Dear Subscribers,

Say what you want about Tom Waits's voice, there is no denying the power of his storytelling through song.  I am very pleased to be dusting off my old guitar tonight and joining Anthony Wills, Jr. and his company, Artistic Pride Productions for The Mule Variations.  We will present the entire 1999 Tom Waits album via spoken word, dance, cacophony, and of course, song.  I love working with Anthony and his company because each cabaret I do with them challenges me in ways that are at times terrifying, at times exhilarating, and always rewarding.  I'll be reciting lyrics, singing (!), playing guitar, playing a variety of percussive instruments, and maybe I'll play a tune on the piano.  :)  Here's to getting out of our comfort zones!   


In other news, For Francis continues to make its way through the festivals.  Last week, it played at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner (the French loved us, as we knew they would!), and this weekend, we are an Official Selection of the LGBT Connecticut Film Festival in Hartford CT.  For Francis is also an Official Selection of the Manhattan Film Festival on June 12th, which is a red carpet event, so I look forward to wearing my boat shoes.  Special thanks to all those who came out to the screening in April and voted for our film....we won, and qualified as an Official Selection of the Downtown Film Festival June 15th!

There's a great deal more to tell you--so many exciting things are happening--but it will have to wait for another post!

Thank you, as always, for your support. 

Enjoy this last beautiful weekend of May!

David G Beck 

For Francis wins another award; another screening in New York April 10th

This past weekend, For Francis (the short film I wrote, acted in, and co-produced last year) was honored with the Student Voices For Peace Most Inspiring Story Award at the Peace On Earth Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois.  The festival included films from around the globe that "raise awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice, and an eco-balanced world".  

Also, For Francis will screen at the 11th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival on April 10th!  This screening is where the audience votes for the best film.  If you live in the New York area, we need your help in voting for For Francis.  If we get enough votes, we will qualify for the final round, which will be held in June.  Help make it happen on Friday April 10th @ 8 PM.  Tickets are $10.  Reserve them here   

For Francis will also be screening at the Athens International Film and Video Festival Friday April 3rd at 9 PM, and in Cannes as part of the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner in May.   As you can see, For Francis is on a roll!  

"For Francis" is an official selection of the CNKY FF!

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Starr Films and I are excited to announce that "For Francis" will be screening in Cincinnati, Ohio November 16th-18th at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.  If you are in the Cincinnati area, we would love to see you!  We will keep you abreast of more screenings across the country in the coming months!