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BLOGUMENTARY PREMIERE: SMILES!

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Tonight was probably one of the most phenomenal nights of my entire life. Everyone was there (almost), my mom and my friends and the bloggaz and the cool documentary people. And and, and they laughed and licked my face and barked and piddled on the floor, and I just giggled and fell down and let their love cover me! And I loved them back. All you people, I love you.

Thank you Rob Nelson (Rob Nelson) for giving me this incredible opoortunity. I 'finished' the film two hours before the screening. There was much technical mayhem, the mixer broke, a long line of patient people. Then, bliss.

Now, pizza. And, deep exhausted soul quenching sleep.

People Laughing At My Sadness [MPEG, 2.2 MB, turn your volume down]

In the future, there will be posting and video from Emily Goldberg's near-perfect Venus of Mars.

November 6, 2004 at 01:57 AM in Blogumentary | Permalink

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Comments

way to go Chuck! you can breathe now.

i really wish i could have been there to share in your big night. Although i was basking in the glory of Cupertino instead. Almost as good.

Posted by: lane at Nov 6, 2004 2:21:37 AM

The documentary was awesome. Wish you'd had more time for q's at the end.

And look! It's me in the third row!

Posted by: grid at Nov 6, 2004 4:09:48 AM

It was wonderful, Chuck. We all had a great time (I met mom the HIPPLE, she's awesome!). And yeah, it was fun to see my kid's big head taking over the Oak Street screen.

Posted by: Sharyn at Nov 6, 2004 7:56:26 AM

I was there with you, All the Best.

Posted by: Miguel at Nov 6, 2004 9:28:29 AM

Dood! Rock! One day I'll make it to MN. One day. Congrats!

Posted by: Tim at Nov 6, 2004 10:04:56 AM

Loved it, Chuck. And you had a great turnout for it. Now we're all just itching for more!

Posted by: Ciri at Nov 6, 2004 10:30:56 AM

Hooray for Chuck! I really wish we had thrown a party for you last night, or something. Tonight we will party in your honor, with Zsa Zsa Gabor and blue drinks.

Posted by: Jonathan at Nov 6, 2004 12:17:49 PM

I was too exhausted to party last night. I really wanted to go to All the Pretty Horses, but I've hardly slept over the last several days. I've had a buttload of sleep now though. Mmmm, buttload of sleep.

Ciri! I kept looking at you thinking, "I know that girl..." I guess your hair is longer, or something. Anyway, I'm glad you came.

I liked filling the screen with the Little Man too. And Starfire as blue man.

Miguel, you must've been using a nice camera, you looked better than most of what I shot.

I'm sure looking forward to reaquainting myself with my girlfriend and my friends. Also hoping I'm not fired on Monday. Even if I am, it was worth it.

Posted by: Chuck at Nov 6, 2004 1:23:16 PM

Oh yeah, I LOVED the Low/Starfire part (note to self: write song called "Screaming Blue Maniac"). It's weird because I was so resistant to this whole meeting-people-online thing, but last night a lot of the people I was excited to see (like Derosiers and Sharyn) were people who came out of my computer screen (but not in that creepy "The Ring" way). Starfire and everyone else I've met from The Duluth Contingent (or is that The Duluth Mafia?) are really great people, as are our new New Patriot pals, etc. Awesome to see your mom and bro there, Matt E., Nikki, and many others as well. I can't remember if you were there when I said that it felt like the end of "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" when everyone from the movie is there to see the movie about themselves.

Maybe we should make tonight a formal meet-n-greet, like "Hello, Chuck, my name is Jonathan. We've known each other since 1997 and have engaged in the following hijinks that you might recall..."

Posted by: Jonathan at Nov 6, 2004 2:53:14 PM

Conrats Chuck.

Mad props yo.

Posted by: Duncan at Nov 6, 2004 7:47:58 PM

Huge congratulations, Chuck. I'm sorry I couldn't be there. I cannot wait to see it!
R

Posted by: Rena at Nov 6, 2004 10:11:00 PM

Sorry I couldn't make it, Chuck. Took my kids to see The Incredibles and then drank some beer with an old friend who needed the company. But what the hell, I look better in 2D anyway. There's something about onrushing middle age and cubic volume that just isn't glam.

I sincerely hope you cut all the cross-dressing footage.

This is just the beginning of the rest of your career. Someday I'll pay $10 to watch a Chuck Olsen sellout film where lots of boobs get flashed and stuff blows up. Maybe Blogumentary will be final edit by then. Or maybe you'll come across more fascinating stories. It's an incredible project. I'm glad I got to be a small part of it.

Posted by: Odin at Nov 7, 2004 2:17:49 AM

The photo of that full theater was just...heartwarming. There's nothing better than a receptive festival audience, especially a big one.

Posted by: dvd at Nov 7, 2004 4:46:52 PM

Charlie, I'm so proud of you! I had a great time, and everyone in the family wants to buy a dvd, so they can see it. Congratulations on all your hard work. It was GREAT!!!! oxoxo MOM

Posted by: MOM at Nov 7, 2004 5:50:45 PM

Thanks MOM!
I love you!

Posted by: Chuck at Nov 8, 2004 2:30:03 AM

Congratulations. I can't wait to see it. Will the film be traveling to Duluth? Might I suggest The Free Range Film Fest. But that's not until July - a long time to wait.

Posted by: clumsy at Nov 8, 2004 8:42:04 AM

Congratulations. I can't wait to see it. Will the film be traveling to Duluth? Might I suggest The Free Range Film Fest. But that's not until July - a long time to wait.

Posted by: clumsy at Nov 8, 2004 8:42:31 AM

We enjoyed the film, Chuck, congratulations on finishing it! We had a fun time discussing it afterwards (Jenny is a bit of a film geek).

Posted by: Luke Francl at Nov 8, 2004 1:38:33 PM

Thanks! Dang, i wanted to meet Jenny...think i saw her.

I sure enjoy the post-documetentary chatting. We did some of that after "Army of One" last night - recommended if it ever pops up again.

Posted by: Chuck at Nov 8, 2004 3:30:45 PM