Winner – Best Political Documentary

Thursday
Flew to Pennsylvania with my family for the 4th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Stayed in a hotel at 13th & Race. Walked through the neighborhood for some hot Mexican food. Taxi to the Franklin Institute to see Virtual JFK in an IMAX theater. Saw the massive Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.

Friday
Walked around Independence National Historical Park in the heat. Did an interview with Rich Gardner at The Bourse. Stopped by Media Bureau and chatted with Benjamin for a while. Met up with my aunt and uncle (who live in Lancaster, PA) for a delicious Italian dinner. Talked baseball with my dad and uncle. Fell in love with decaf coffee.

Saturday
Took a Big Bus tour of the city = Philadelphia is amazing. Got lost in the Reading Terminal Market. Screened ZIELINSKI at Media Bureau. Cab ride to Penn’s Landing, which was popping on a Saturday night in June. Found a place to eat, which turned out to be a sports bar, which turned into a karaoke bar during our meal. Guinness, oh sweet pint of Guinness.

Sunday
Took a subway ride with my dad to Citizens Bank Park to see the Phillies vs. Athletics. Roy Halladay pitched a brilliant game and the Phillies won. Met back up with the ladies and took a taxi to Fishtown for a killer meal at Kraftwork. Oliver Stone’s JFK was on TV. Back to Penn’s Landing for old school ice cream at The Franklin Fountain.

One Week Later
Received our first award for ZIELINSKI:
WINNER – BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
Thank you to Benjamin and the whole PIFF crew!