Friday, February 25, 2005

Regrets, I've Had a Few

Back in 1992, your Felt Up blogette was a humble college student in Los Angeles, working on her senior history thesis. I chose as my subject a retirement home for radicals called Sunset Hall. Founded by the Unitarian Universalist Church, Sunset Hall was home to elderly free-thinking Communists, Wobblies, Socialists, etc.; I attended the funeral of a resident who had collected songs for the Unitarian hymnal with Woody Guthrie. One of my interviewees had a sister who had died in the infamous Triangle factory fire; another had organized unions in the 1930s and practiced a great deal of "free love" with his fellow travellers.

The place was an obvious choice for a documentary film subject--so much so that I videotaped all my interviews, hoping that some day I would have the money to put together a movie. That day never came--it's one of my many regrets--but now someone else has made a documentary on Sunset Hall, which is somewhat bittersweet for me. To read the NY Times review, go:

  • HERE!

  • At least I got an A on my thesis.

    1 comment:

    chepo said...

    You should let me edit that movie with you. It would be awesome just to have on DVD.