It's a wrap! The The Desert Reel Film Festival had a very successful run this weekend, and the audiences saw a full range of independent films. (I guess they are still called "films" even though most movie makers don't actually use film anymore.)
But it was a wonderful experience, and I'm still amazed that there are people making movies all over the country, not just Hollywood. And some of those talented people are right here in the Permian Basin.
The Desert Reel Film Festival came off without a hitch. And a huge tip of the hat should go to the co-chairs of the event, Chad Durham and Melanie Nicholas - they are the people you see in the photographs. It must have been a tremendous amount of work for them, and they were volunteers. So it was one of those jobs where the only reward was the satisfaction of having done such a wonderful job and having entertained so many folks.
And the theaters were great. Some of the movies were shown in the Yucca Theatre in Midland which is an old movie theater that has been restored to its early splendor. And on Saturday and Sunday the films were shown at the Ector Theatre in Odessa, another fine old theater that has been brought back to life. The sight of the Ector at night is a sight to behold.
So thanks, Melanie and Chad. It was a great weekend, and I'm looking forward to the next one.