While the COVID-19 virus is slowing us all down and forcing us to make some major adjustments in our lives, Rick is still working and searching for the silver lining in all this disruption. Read what he's up to in his latest newsletter, and stream all his films for free through April with checkout code RFRENT.
Leipzig, Germany Rick and co-producer Holm Taddiken will be pitching The Strait Guys at the industry event DOK Preview Germany at the DOK Leipzig Film Festival. It is one of seven German documentaries nearing completion selected to be screened to an audience of industry executives from around the world.
Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany Rick's early short film "Delphi 1830" (3 min., 1993) that he made with musician and laser installation artist Robert Henke (Monolake) will be screening in the retrospective at the Sehsüchte Student Film Festival at the Film University Babelsberg "Konrad Wolf". Rick will attend the screening at 11 a.m. in Kino 1, and discuss it with viewers after the program. Watch the retrospective mash up featuring Robert Henke's music from the film here.
Germany Rick will be the guest on the German radio program "Zwischentöne" (The Sounds Between) on Deutschlandfunk from 13:30-15:00. It's a rare opportunity to hear Rick speak at length about his life in Germany and the US and his filmmaking, especially his current work-in-progress THE STRAIT GUYS. You can also hear him play some of his favorite songs from the past forty years.