Documentary Film: The First 4 Years Of First Friday
The first public airing of the new Documentary about the creation and development of the First Friday Art Event in Downtown Las Vegas will be this Sunday on Channel 1 and Cox Channel 19.
I saw the first cut, and am hoping that the segment with me still made the final cut.
On Sunday 6/15 @ 4:00 PM Channel One and Cox Cable Channel 19
The First 4 Years of First Friday: A Documentary examining the
people and economic forces that created this monthly
First Friday has revitalized one urban neighborhood and has
provided a cultural and artistic heart to the Entertainment
Capitol of the World. The documentary, directed by Marlene J.
Adrian and produced by Women of Diversity Productions, Inc.,
includes interviews of local artists, gallery and restaurant
owners, retailers, civic leaders, performers, vendors, sponsors,
founders and others involved with First Friday.
It explores the evolution of this event and the people and forces that prepared
the way and peers into the possibilities for surrounding area.
Marlene J. Adrian states that this “art festival began with only
200 attendees and now exceeds 10,000. This event has
impacted not only the businesses and people residing in that
neighborhood, but the city of Las Vegas itself. This organic
movement and its overflow needed to be documented for the
benefit of all Las Vegans.“