Memorial Weekend Barbecue Party Slide
|This past Memorial weekend get together had a true "party time"
spirit: plenty of space, plenty of food, plenty of drinks, plenty of music
and plenty of laughter. Our host Issa Ziadeh was enthusiastically accepted
to our family of clients. Now I am receiving all kinds of inquiries from
our young single ladies regarding Issa's status. He is not engaged yet after
the party, but hurry up... as they say, he will not last long.
Reception in American Film Institute
and Special Screening
of Postmark Paradise movie followed by a Post-screening Reception
Prescreening Wine and Cheese Reception
at 5:30 PM in the main Lobby
Film Screening at 6:00 PM
in Theater II (PG-13 rating)
Film Discussion with the
Producer following the screening.
at 7:45 PM in the reception area of the Theater
Wine and Desert social at
9:00 PM in the next door Eggspectation bar
AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
in 1999, I was contacted by representatives from Vanguard Productions. The company
was working on a film titled, "Postmark Paradise". The production
company wanted my assistance in the area of Russian woman meeting American men-international
Of course, I needed to better understand the movie plot and the
intended context of any consulting expertise I provided. Satisfied, I agreed
to assist Vanguard Productions with the feature motion picture, "Postmark
story of the film begins with a TV newscaster explaining how gorgeous and eligible
Russian ladies are looking for an opportunity to come to America and marry any
willing American man. Then the scene changes to a bar called, "The Dirty
Shame," located in tiny Paradise, Michigan. A group of local men are in
the bar 'feeling good' and decide to check into the so-called mail order bride
The film tells a unique version of the American dream in small
town America. Following several twists and turns, the story ends unexpectedly.
I found this the most pleasant and satisfying part. Viktoria (Natalia Nazarova)
performs several of the songs in both Russian and English on the film' soundtrack.
Interestingly that Merle Bertrand, Film Critic from Film Threat
Weekly wrote: ... a fine, well crafted film... heartwarming and surprisingly
unpredictable... It plays beautifully... this film rang so true. If American
men knew that wed meet someone like Viktoria (Natalia Nazarova) if we
answered one of those mail order bride ads, wed be swiping all the Russian
More details about "Postmark Paradise" can be found
at the film's website: www.postmarkparadise.com
Production of "Postmark Paradise" was completed in late
2000. I anticipated that the initial screenings would actually take place here
in the metro-DC area. Instead, the Producers opted to make the initial debuts
on the film festival circuit. This proved to be a wise decision indeed. "Postmark
Paradise" has received several awards; including 'Best Feature Film' at
the Northampton Film Festival.
I am pleased to announce that a special screening of "Postmark
Paradise", before the VHS and DVD release, has been arranged for Encounters
International clients. As such, we will combine the screening with the June
Saturday Club Social for June.
This is one of the few Saturday Club Socials that I must ask you
to send me an RSVP. You can RSVP by telephone to 301-530-7759 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free to Encounters International clients. The program will include
a wine and snack catered reception followed by the screening of the movie. Movie
producer and distributor will be present after the screening to conduct a question
and answer session. Finally all the guests will be invited to a restaurant for
a banquet and socializing.
I am very excited and I am looking forward to enjoy the event
together with all of you!