Heidi Kole takes us on a unique journey below the streets of New York City, with her book, “The Subway Diaries.” The treat the reader gets is that the book really is not about being underground. It’s a personal journey of discovery, deep inside of her soul, which surprised her with a new vision of her art and her life.
For those who have never been in the New York Subway system, her writing paints an accurate and detailed picture of the life there..not the life of those passing through, but the life of those who are there..to share their music and their lives….for tips. Ms. Kole is an important voice, for you can’t really understand the scope of New York City without including the Subway system and the life that exists there.
“The Subway Diaries”, in a way, is history….the personal history of one author that represents so many people who have passed through these famous tunnels of The Subway System, is a truth..her truth..her life…and to document that life is as important if not more important, then creating the Transit Museum.
I highly recommend “The Subway Diaries”. It’s different and It’s personal and it’s actually happening today and tomorrow and probably everyday that New York continues to thrive. Our lives are enriched by the music and art that spontaneously presents itself underground. For, in each and every performer, we can see ourselves. ~ Jennie Walker
Hey guys – so you know the movie I went off to southern France to film/do stunts for in the middle of the book? Well…it’s finally time for it’s premier, which means it’s time for the cast & crewÂ (including yours truly) to walk the Red Carpet. so, yes, I’ll be above ground for a night : )
Here’s the invite and some fun bits of info I thought you’d like to peruse – ya’ know, in case you were wondering how that all turned out…
Subject: Invitation To A Red Carpet
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:25:39 -0700 (PDT)
The New York International Film Festival has invited us to have a “Red Carpet”Â New York premiere of our film, “Tied To A Chair.” Â The event will be this Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Â As photographers, press and cable interviews are scheduled, the cast and crew are asked to arrive in their “red carpet attire” (fancy dress) at 7:30, or earlier if they would like to change when they arrive. Â All interviews and photographs are planned to be inside the theater where there is air conditioning! Â The screening will be at 8:00 P. M.
The theater is:
Village East Cinemas, Screen 2
181 Second Avenue (at East 12th Street)
New York 10003
and I very much hope you can attend.
Here is the link to the trailer:
The film received the “Best In Festival” Tammie Award at the Tamworth International Film Festival 2009, and here is the film’s first review, garnered at the Del Ray Beach Film Festival just a few weeks ago: