North Dixie Drive is the portrait of a neighborhood that's been a long time in the making. Filmmaker Eric Mahoney was inspired by his in-laws, Israeli immigrants who own a body shop on the title street, and thought about documenting the place for several year before taking the plunge to make the film. Here Mahoney discusses the process of making the film and the characters he found along the way.
North Dixie Drive premiering at the Neon Movies this weekend. The premier on March 26th is sold out, but addition showings have been added on April 1, 2 and 3 at the Neon Movies.
“I’ll just take this child and put him in a little baby bed and he’ll just lay there and I can do my work, and then we had you. That wasn’t the way it worked out? No. You cried and fussed and carried on and you were way more work than I was prepared for.”
Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick met in music school at Yale. Now the classically trained guitarists perform under the name Threefifty Duo. They visited the WYSO studios for a live performance ahead of a performance at Wittenberg University.
In 1979 a mysterious author called Trevanian published a spy novel called "Shibumi." Trevanian was the pen name for an author who wrote numerous best-sellers including "Shibumi' and "The Eiger Sanction." The author died in 2005.