I tip my hat to Julian Pinder and his team for giving us such a moment in time to come together, share stories and laugh and dance again, just like we did before the ‘rona kicked us. The energy in The Red Dog Saloon was palpable and as beautiful and crazy as humanity can be on our best days. I give a special shout out to an old friend and board member, Melissa Hellman, for presenting the important work of her late father, whose impact will continue to ripple through the Western genre and beyond. Saddle up and hit the trail, follow these trailblazers. They’ll take us to a new cultural watering hole and baptize us back to life once again. Giddyup!
Rich Henrich is an award winning film maker, professor of film, and creator/programer of film festivals. His current project is a comedy with Mickey Rourke.
Photos: Sandra Goodin