Maddi sent me the Kickstarter fundraising page for indie film 23 feet, and I sort of put off taking a look at it.
When I finally clicked through, it was on a day when I felt drained. Completely lacking any energy to deal with what feels like a scary world right now. (I AM IN MY LATE TWENTIES, I think too much, and I can have emo existential crises.)
And… I loved the trailer. It showed me other crazy offbeats out there making brave explorations.
You must watch.
23 Feet is the project of director Allie Bombach, who lives in a 1970 Airstream trailer. She traveled Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and California to document the lives of people living simple, mobile lives in order to do whatever they're passionate about. When Allie's completed the film, she'll move on to transforming her Airstream into an outdoor theater she'll use to showcase 23 Feet in the spaces and states which inspired it.
Now, the project goal is way fulfilled — though I'm sure Allie'd love even more cash to work with! — so start scheming how you can catch a showing. Doesn't look like it's going to make a pass through Iowa, but sitting in a natural space at twilight, watching a film about people being awesome, sounds exactly like something we could all use. The filmmakers tell me the best way to follow along is on 23 Feet's Facebook page.