Old Fashioned Premiere Update
Supper club lovers,
Old Fashioned had its world premier at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison on April 10th and the response was amazing! The first two screenings sold out the day tickets went on sale, and then due to that a third screening was scheduled which also sold out.
We knew that people were connecting with the people, images, and stories on the screen because of the cheers, applause and laughs during the film. Associate producer Brian Risselada and I were glad to answer many great questions after each of the showings and at some other special events, including the Q&A after the premier hosted by host of Wisconsin Foodie, Kyle Cherek. It was a joy to meet so many excited and supportive audience members throughout my time at the festival. I'm also grateful to the talented and capable staff of the Wisconsin Film Festival and for their hospitality.
It's been rewarding to have the results of these six years of work finally be so enthusiastically enjoyed and appreciated by an audience. We can't wait for the rest of you who could not make it to the festival to see it as well, so stay tuned for upcoming information about future screenings and availability of the film.
Holly L. De Ruyter
Old Fashioned’s First Review
The first review of Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club is out and it’s glowing! Reviewer Lindsay Christians of The Capital Times in Madison attending a screening at the festival which was entitled Dinner, Drinks, and Entertainment and featured two other films about Wisconsin culture. She has adeptly articulated the experience of being at the screening and the film itself.
Talking Supper Clubs
When we were in Madison director Holly De Ruyter was asked to Wisconsin Public Radio's The Joy Cardin Show. Holly spent an hour talking with Joy about supper clubs, the documentary and fielding questions and comments from callers. Holly had a great time doing the show.
If you missed the live show you can click here to stream or download the recording.
Old Fashioned has been a project of passion. The majority of it has been made with donated equipment and talent, but there are some expenses that still come up. Throughout this project we have worked hard to find the highest quality materials and services at the most affordable costs. A typical budget for a film of this caliber would usually run around $40,000, but we have been able to get a lot done with much less. Even though the film is complete we still have some outstanding expenses and are seeking donations to help pay for these. We have acquired a fiscal sponsor which means donations will be tax deductible. Donations will help to pay for the following expenses:
• Color Correction: $3,000
• Audio Mix: $1,700
• Archive Video & Stills: $1,350
• Music: $1,140
• Final Tape Layoff: $500
• Film Festival Entry Fees: $500
• Insurance: $2,300
• Fiscal Sponsor Fee: $540
The total of these expenses is $11,030 of which we have far we have raised $5,680.
If you would like to make a donation by mailing a check
* Make check to: “Kartemquin Educational Films”.
* In the check comments state it is for “Old Fashioned”
* Mail to: Kartemquin Educational Films, 1901 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657-4029
We greatly appreciate all of your support.