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The American Dream Tour
On November 8th we start our American Dream West Coast Tour with "Kaval Park." I’m getting in the car and driving down the coast stopping at six destinations along the way! I would love to see every single one of you that happens to live along the way. Links for tickets at the the bottom of this email!
For those who know little about the film, it tells the unbelievable story of Alexander Eppler, an American of Russian descent who at age 14 goes to communist Bulgaria to study music.
To answer a most pressing question we have been getting: The movie is meant to be experienced on the big screen as a community event just like when we sing and dance together. It will not be streaming anytime soon.
Why THE AMERICAN DREAM Tour?
Because last week I became an American Citizen. And I got to thinking a lot about the American dream and how blessed I’m to live it. In my mind’s eye the dream is about finding out what you love to do and going all the way doing it. The US Tour will be a celebration of this dream!
I wrote a little something here regarding becoming a citizen.
After the premiere in Seattle, Clayton who has little to no connecting to Bulgaria, except being friends with me, remarked:
Hell, if a 14 year old American can sneak into communist Bulgaria to study music, then nothing should stop me from pursuing my own dream!
And here is what Loyd said:
I really loved it. Well done. His life was, and thanks to your film, still is, a demonstration of how Love always finds a way.
Until the premiere here I was far from sure how the film would be received by non-Bulgarians. Perhaps I couldn’t be objective enough… Will audiences care for his journey to our little known country? Would the storytelling transcend my heritage?
I’m elated to say the film was received with great love and admiration by a very mixed audience of all ages. The movie theatre was packed except for a few seats in the front row where the stairway to Heaven starts!
More photos and the stories that go with them from the US premiere in Seattle to come this Wednesday!
Visit www.kavalpark.com to watch the trailer, audience reactions and find out more.
More than a movie, “Kaval Park” is a state of mind, a community event, a celebration!
See you at the movies!