A little story: my husband has been working on an unusual project for the past 5 years. After discussing his idea with our good friends, Penn & Teller, the three of them decided it could be an interesting documentary, and, well, it is (disclosure: I'm just a bit biased). The film, called "Tim's Vermeer", debuted last night at the Telluride Film Festival. This experience has many firsts for the entire family. We are fortunate that our daughters were all in a position to travel out to Telluride with us to be present for the festival.
Here are a few images from the first two days.
Day One: travel. We flew into Denver and met our two east coast daughters. We had a very loooong layover before we caught our little plane into Telluride. If you have never flown into that airport it is, well, pretty interesting. The only airport that comes close to it is St. Barts. Thrilling.
amusement at the Denver airport
Girls! What are you doing?!
You know the plane is small when your co-pilot is also your flight attendant. Guess what?
No beverages or peanuts.
Propeller, on the downwind leg of our approach into Telluride.
The first evening Tim and I attended a filmmakers party with the producer,
Farley Ziegler. They didn't even notice that I have a patio heater coming out of my head!
Thursday morning we were bussed way up onto the mountain (10,500 feet above sea level)
to a private residence for brunch. We stood in line right behind Salman Rushdie (a literary hero),
and a lot of people whom, if I were more connected to the industry, I would have been impressed to be standing near, I'm sure.
We were served an amazing array of food. Fresh corn cakes, mushroom torts, etc.
I made friends with this guy, who dug up these horseradish that morning to grate over
Bloody Marys. He gave me a piece to "smell" and carry around. I know, I'm weird.
I couldn't resist, so I got a virgin bloody just to have the horseradish.
It did not disappoint.
Tents and tables were arrayed across the property.
The views were beyond amazing.
The side of Robert Redford's head (2nd from left)
Pre-premier: Jenison Force Five!
Penn and Tim being very silly
The premier was held in the New Sheridan Opera Theater.
Gloria Swanson has performed here.
Penn explains how the project started...then the premier.
People were so excited! Cheering, and lots of congratulations to Tim and everyone involved.
This patron asks Tim for his autograph.
This morning is the second viewing, and there will be a Q&A following, along with a viewing of Tim's painting. Stay tuned, and thanks for coming along on this big adventure!