Yesterday I had the opportunity to have coffee with the two women responsible for bringing Broad Humor to Bremerton. They met in New Zealand of all places. Marie Weichman, an Art Professor at Olympic College, was on sabbatical and Susan deRende, writer/artist/digital nomad, was working as a resident at a film studio. A conversation started between the two women and an idea was born.
Susan, who is passionate about women in the arts is the founder of Broad Humor, a women centric film festival. The festival, going on its 11th year in LA , is extending its reach here, next weekend. Bremerton can join the ranks of other “host towns” like Rome, Belgium & New York , you know …small towns like ours, for an off-site festival.
This is a thing. The city & Olympic College immediately got on board to support this coming to our community. The films creators & directors will be here for small panel discussions and net working through this 3 day event. In addition to the two day film festival, there are author readings, coffee networking , a VIP event, hosted by Manuela Horn and catered by our own Honor Bar. Tickets are in limited supply and available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Its also worth mentioning, that proceeds of this event will be creating scholarships for women students pursuing a degree in the Arts.
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More Information on the event
Susan’s new book released early for this event is available on Amazon