Mike Lawrence sends word that he’s “off and running on BACH & more friends,” a companion film to his previous Bach & friends. “I have several players lined up, and I’ve contacted a bunch of big guns,” he says in an e-mail. He’s still waiting to hear whether the big guns will participate. That’s what big guns do. They make you wait.
It hasn’t been easy drumming up financial backing, either, despite lots of acclaim for the first Bach film. Anybody interested in making a donation? You can do it here.
Meanwhile, Bach & friends is still being screened around the country. It plays in Baltimore on March 16; in Durango, Colo., on March 18; in Norfolk, Va., on March 26 & 27; in Boulder, Colo., on March 31; in Redbank, N.J., on April 6; in Fredonia, N.Y., on June 4; and in Eugene, Oregon, on June 25 & July 2, 3.