It has been an amazing and interesting month having a film crew document my life as a comic and innkeeper along with some of the people who inspired me. This was a Spring term project for a group of Dartmouth students in Advanced Videomaking FS39. The crew quickly became a part of our family soup. They have seen and heard it all on stage, back stage, in the Pierce’s Inn kitchen, in the kid zones and sitting around the butcher block.
It has been an honor to spend so much time digging in with such thoughtful, bright and creative people. The process became an opportunity for me to reflect on my paths as a comic, mom and innkeeper. Their questions and observations have helped me reconnect with my purpose and consider how I am weaving the paths I have chosen. I have laughed and learned a lot during the filming.
In one final interview, I was brought to an excellent, healthy and cathartic level of tears with my 16 year-old shaking his head in the background while doing his homework. By this point in the filming, no one was really fazed because the crew and I had reached that level of trust and knowing where anything goes. Unexpected therapy is always a bonus. Who knows what will actually show up in the many hours of footage, but it has been an amazing experience. Below are the details about how to reserve free tickets to attend this screening.
Film Special: Good Vibes and Duct Tape: Stories with Cindy Pierce
Friday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM Loew Theater – Dartmouth College
Come to the free screening of the student-made documentary on local innkeeper and comedian, Cindy Pierce!
Pierce is on a mission to bring the truth about sex and relationships to the forefront through comic storytelling. In tackling these uncomfortable topics, Pierce delivers information, advice and personal stories spiked with her trademark bawdy wit.
In addition to her stand-up gigs, she also tours the country speaking on college campuses about sex. Combining outrageous humor and years of research, Pierce rattles students’ perspectives on the drunken hook-up culture and the pervasive influence of porn. Her hilarious and informative show counsels young people to have more realistic expectations about their own sex lives.
Pierce lives with her husband Bruce and their three kids in Etna, NH, where they own and run Pierce’s Inn. Our film, Good Vibes and Duct Tape, dives into Pierce’s hectic world to understand how she balances it all through openness and positive energy and the impact she has on the people who surround her.
Hop Film and the Department of Film and Media Studies present two public screenings of the this FS39 Advanced Videomaking class project: Good Vibes and Duct Tape. Seven students worked together over the term to write, shoot, edit and produce this documentary short (30m). The evening consists of the film and a behind-the-scenes “Making Of” video, followed by a Q&A with Cindy.
Free tickets available online at hop.dartmouth.edu, by phone or in person at the Hopkins Center Box Office starting May 12. Four ticket limit per person.