"Pope Joan Update Hi, Pope Joan Readers and Fans!
Still no definite news on a U.S. release for the movie version of Pope Joan. But there's a "trial balloon": a showing at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C. This is a one-night event only! And it's important that it be well-attended, for U.S. distributors are still on the fence about the degree of interest in Joan's story here in the U.S.
I'll be there on the 27th, answering audience questions after the film and also signing books. Tickets are only $10 for this event ($7.50 for seniors and students)
If anyone you know in the D.C. area would like to attend, tickets may be purchased online:
|1.||Link to the purchase page and enter in the|
box titled "Select Show Date."
|2.||You will see the showing of Pope Joan.|
|3.||You can purchase your ticket from there.|
Thanks Alex Trebec!
Other news: to my utter delight, Pope Joan appeared on the TV show "Jeopardy"! Many observant readers wrote to tell me that my novel was the answer to a Jeopardy question on Thanksgiving Day. A wonderful holiday surprise! Link here to see the screenshots from the show.
And David Wenham, Too
Finally, a charming story about David Wenham, who plays Gerold in the film. During one of the premiere press conferences, he was asked, "How did it feel to kiss a woman with a tonsure?" (for Johanna Wokalek, the brilliant actress who plays Joan, had to shave the crown of her head like a monk to play this part!).
David's response: "Fantastic!" This drew a warm and appreciative laugh. Then he added, "Gerold fell in love with Joan for a lot of reasons, none of which had anything to do with her hair style." THAT brought the house down! Standing beside him at that moment, I hooted and applauded enthusiastically along with the rest of the audience.
Thanks to all for your support. Hope to see you in Washington !"
Donna Woolfolk Cross
Update 7:12 pm: The showing has completely sold out
"If you have not yet purchased a ticket, then you won't want to make the trip. Since the theater is sold out, no more tickets will be available. I'll be sorry not to see you there, but perhaps this sell-out performance will help increase the chances of an opening in your area.
[But I do have a request! If you were planning to attend, but had not yet purchased your tickets, will you shoot us a reply email and let us know how many might have attended? This will help the producers know more about the level of interest in a more expanded release in the United States.]"