Just had the U.S. Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival! It was a sold out screening - actually sold out about a week in advance. A great crowd, and moving reception. After the screening, a 90 year old (or so) man came up to me and said it was the best film he had ever seen - and he's seen a lot of films in his life! But what was particularily moving for me, was sitting with Christy Will, Brad Wills sister, and Betsy, his cousin. The story of journalist Brad Will's murder is the beginning of Fierce Light, and was the catlyst for my journey. Christy loved the film, which meant so much to me - it was affirmation that I did justice to Brad's story. She is a wonderful woman. After the screening we all went out for dinner, and Christy told of the journey her family has been on, seeking justice for Brad. She said that while many activists come to activism from a place of anger - perhaps from a dysfunctional family - Brad's family is very harmonious, and loving, and in fact Brad came to activism from a place of real love. i always felt that about Brad - you never had to be cool, you never had to look the part, he didn't care. He always had a big open heart, and was quick to embrace strangers. His legacy and his message - never give up - will never die.