A number of people have urged us to release our ancient Rita Mae Brown documentary (1986). So we've done that and it's viewable at vimeo.com/ondemand/rita. The project was a co production between Yellow Cat and Joel Foreman. Our previous effort with Jorl was a doc with William Styron.
The project was a long-term effort. We went down to her farm in Charlottesville, VA once a month for over two and a half years; I don’t think people get that luxury as often these days.
The full program is available on Vimeo On Demand.
It became quite a story. Time brought changes in Rita Mae’s life. We all got to know and like one other. Long, long conversations. The film is much more intimate for it. Rita Mae realized early on that she was authoring the story as much as we were. This is the opening.