Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sea of Mending ... a film by Amanda Gotera


I'm very proud to present today a brand-new, short film made by my oldest daughter, Amanda Blue Gotera. Below are a couple of screencaps from it. The film was inspired by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's poem "A Jar of Buttons," from his poetry collection Delights and Shadows, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005.

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Click here to view the film.

 

The young woman who appears in the film sewing a button onto her sweater is my next oldest daughter, Amelia Blue Gotera. As you might imagine, my buttons (forgive the pun) are fit to burst.

If you've got five minutes, please watch and enjoy "Sea of Mending." Then, won't you come back here and write a comment below? Both Amanda and I would love to know your thoughts about the film.

Thanks so much. Ingat . . . take good care.

3 comments:

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Well, this is just lovely! I especially like the beginning. And the music is great, where did it come from? Happy to see another filmmaker in the family. With love from your cousin E. :)

Carole said...

can't say enough about this Vince but to say it's very, very good and even moving doesn't seem adequate. I just taught Mickey to sew on a button while at her Gramma's over Thanksgiving so I know I'll be sharing this with her. I'll have to find that poem now...

shelob said...

Great film! I love how the generations are linked visually.

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