That’s right, we’ve been honored with the award for Best Documentary Feature from the 15th Annual FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival. It’s very heartening to see how consistently this film deeply affects a live audience (which often has no idea what to expect). Susan Oliver’s story has a way of touching people that just can’t quite be put into words. We are very grateful for all the opportunities the film has been having to reach out to more and more people. It’s about time that the world to properly acknowledges the remarkable Susan Oliver!
Folks, sorry for the lack of fresh news recently – I’ve been moving from one end of LA to the other and it’s been chaotic!
Anyways, after screening last month at the Alliance of Women Filmmakers’ Los Angeles Womens’ International Film Festival, The Green Girl will screen one last time, Saturday April 25 (yes, that’s tomorrow!) as part of the Los Angeles FirstGlance Film Festival at the LA Live Regal Cinemas in Downtown Los Angeles.
If you or anyone you know would like to attend, you can still get tickets here:
As always, there will be a Q&A w/ me afterwards (sadly, our wonderful editor, Amy Glickman Brown, cannot attend this time – so you’re just stuck w/ me!).
Yesterday, we lost the man who created perhaps the single-most iconic character in the Star Trek universe. Leonard Nimoy was 83. A contemporary of Susan Oliver’s, he had a career much like hers before landing his iconic role as Mr. Spock, showing up often as a notable guest star on many important television shows of that era.
In fact, Susan Oliver and Leonard Nimoy didn’t just appear together in the original 1964 Star Trek pilot, “The Cage.” Four years earlier, they both co-starred in a notable 1960 episode of Wagon Train, “The Maggie Hamilton Story” (see the pictures below). Susan played a spoiled brat and the future Mr. Spock played a conflicted Native American tracker with an alcohol problem.
Borrowing from the line Mr. Nimoy made so famous as Spock, here’s hoping that both he and Susan Oliver “Live Long and Prosper” in whatever world lies beyond this one (where they both made their lasting marks on so many iconic Classic TV Shows).
Wagon Train (1960) – “The Maggie Hamilton Story”
Leonard Nimoy – A troubled American Indian tracker (Wagon Train, 1960)