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Friday, April 4, 2008

Film Festival Sisterlocks Adventure

I arrived in Florida yesterday for spring break and to attend my dad's film festival. When my dad picked me up, he took several surreptitious glances at my hair on the drive from the airport to his house. But it took him a few hours to comment. All he said was, "You like all those little braids in your hair, huh?"

Me at Dad's

The clipped, "Yes," that I gave him told him, 'Zip it unless you want to compliment me on them.'

I guess he didn't have anything nice to say about my hair, 'cause that was the end of that.

Blogging at my dad's computer, 1 day after my third retightening

The final night of the festival went well and was well attended. My dad originated the event and produces it in collaboration with the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach. It's really a mini film festival in it's third year. I say "mini" because each year, three films are featured on three consecutive Thursdays. This year, the theme was Young Black Artists in the Film Industry. Eve's Bayou, directed by Kasi Lemmons and Get on the Bus (Spike Lee, director) were shown this year.

Kravis Center for the Performimg Arts

This final night featured the film Liberty Kid starring Al Thompson (Love Don't Cost a Thing; A Season on the Brink: The Bobby Knight Story; A Walk to Remember; The Royal Tenenbaums). The movie is debuting on HBO this weekend [CLICK HERE TO VIEW TRAILER].

Dad introducing the Hostess, Lea Jefferson

Hostess Lea Jefferson

Actor Al Thompson and Dad during the question and answer period

After the reception, we went to Cheesecake Factory at City Place.

Me, Dad, Al at the Cheesecake Factory

The next day my dad took Al to the Dreyfoos School of the Arts to spend the morning interacting with the students. I heard Al was a hit, but I slept in. They came back to the house to pick me up and we went to the Norton Museum of Art for lunch before dropping Al off at the hotel.

Norton Museum

Sometimes things are so serendipitous. Divine order, some call it...

...After lunch, when my dad took me to the Airport to pick up my car rental, I had the great privilege of meeting Letetia! Letetia was the service rep working at AVIS that day. She has been sisterlocked for six years! Her highly textured, cylindrical locs are perfection.

My dad apparently had met Letitia before. Probably as a result of some local projects in the community. They exchanged pleasantries, but he was clueless about the hair connection that Letitia and I had! He's a little hard of hearing now and cryptic comments often pass right over his head ;o)

A congratulatory shout out to Letetia! She will be retiring in a month and plans to open a store selling Africentric apparel and art...

...My boys will be here tomorrow night and Mikey will be here in two days. I miss my babies and my hubby...

...More spring break posts to follow!


Salt-n-Pepper Diva said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your Daddy together at dinner! You do favor him in the eyes , nose and slightly in the mouth.

The film festival sounds like it went well and I have seen many of the films mentioned and am looking forward to the one on HBO.

Plus you got to meet another sister with SL to boot!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just came across your blog and it's lovely.

Sounds like you had an eventful week. I need catch-up and read your blog from the beginning.

I can't stop laughing at the girl in the back waving, in the picture with you, your father and Al. LOL!!! Did you guys know she was in the pic?

I look forward to the HBO movie.

Docs Locs said...

Hey Meikmeika,

I noticed her only after uploading the photo onto my blog :o~ Shoo gnat!

[Some people try to avoid the paparazzi, others seek them out! ;o)]

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

nice blog, and lovely smile and hair. lol. Im just driving by. and do chk me out sometimes and if ulike what u read, please leave a comment and do blog roll me and i will be back...and i have a book release party on April 24 from 7 to 10 at the MBar on Peters street, do accept my invite if u can make it

Anonymous said...

just dropping a line to say Greetings! Your locks look nice, Very Nice! The Cheesecake Factory is some good $#!+, and I don't even eat cheesecake! but that Dulce de Leche or Vanilla Bean~
Okay, I gotta get a slice this spring just talking about it!

Take Care~
"Big Curls Don't Cry" {hair blog}

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