Newsletter 21

Behold, the JUMP Society Newsletter, a testament to infrequency.

As we get closer to our summer festival deadline there are a few questions that keep coming up.

The actual deadline is still a little slippery but if you’re working on something you should aim for the 5th of July. We’ll have a preview show for our filmmakers and the press on around the 8th and then we’ll light up the lights and go into full tilt film festival mode starting on the 14th. At least that’s the plan for now but we’re more flexible than Gumby so watch out for a head fake.

Here’s the real news of the day…

Times Square PFLAG Benefit

Big hair, leather jackets, and rock music. Nope, I’m not talking about Tuesday night at the Rendezvous, I’m talking about the 25th anniversary of Times Square.

Friday June 24th at Goldtown Nickelodeon there will be a Midnight showing. This movie from the director of “Pump up the Volume” and “Empire Records” features some great music and a big fat dose of the eighties. Starring Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, and Robin Johnson and featuring music from The Pretenders, The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Cars, Lou Reed, and more! Donations are appreciated at the door and will go to benefit PFLAG.

Cosmo Follow-up

I missed the showing of “Cosmopolitan” but heard it was well attended and well received. This opportunity sort of fell in our lap thanks to Katie Bausler but if it was useful or inspiring please let us know. If this sort of thing is helpful maybe we can trick other filmmakers into coming to town to share their work. Of course it’s always easiest with a few connections. Anyone out there have a second cousin who’s step-brother’s mom is a famous, well spoken, and knowledgeable film maker who wants to come to Juneau?


We’re still inching forward on the non-profit front and we’ll soon be inviting all of you to peruse and comment on our bylaws. I know.. so much fun you can hardly wait. But seriously, if this is of any interest to anyone at all I’ll post them in a forum once we’re done writing them and everyone can help clean them up before they become official.


Rock on all my little rockers.