Burin movie-go­ers join the hunt for Pignut

Film­maker Mar­tine Blue ex­cited by lo­cal re­ac­tion

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE BURIN, NL

Film­maker Mar­tine Blue feels her film “Hunt­ing Pignut” was well re­ceived dur­ing a screen­ing held ear­lier this month at the Burin Cinema.

“From what I’m hear­ing, folks here re­ally dig the film,” Blue said in a mes­sage to the South­ern Gazette.

Blue said the chal­lenge lies in get­ting peo­ple out to view the film.

“I re­ally hope folks get inspired to come see this film that sev­eral lo­cal peo­ple here on the Burin Penin­sula worked on in the early days, in the pre­pro­duc­tion phase,” she added.

The film screened dur­ing the first week in Oc­to­ber, and since then the venue has added two ad­di­tional show­ings dur­ing the first week in Novem­ber.

“I’m very grate­ful that Burin Cinema owner Brian Mar­shall be­lieves the film has an im­por­tant mes­sage for folks in the area and felt strongly about ‘Hunt­ing Pignut’ (and) get­ting a cou­ple more screen­ings here,” said Blue.

“I am ex­cited be­cause now more lo­cal folks will have an ex­tra two chances to see it.”

Blue said as a film­maker, it is al­ways hard when you sit and watch your own work on screen, “but the in­ter­est­ing part is how dif­fer­ent au­di­ences re­act to the film,” she said.

“I feel that this au­di­ence ‘got’ the film, that they got the hu­mour, pathos and the themes of the film.”

COLIN FAR­RELL/ THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Mar­tine Blue at the screen­ing of her film “Hunt­ing Pignut” at the Burin Cinema Oct. 5.

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