The Donut Dollies Documentary Team worked hard on getting the word out on the story of the Red Cross Donut Dollies at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. In fact, the Donut Dollies hit the media trifecta of appearances on radio, TV and in print. The first appearance took place on Friday the 10th with Norm Anderson (our film’s director) sitting down for an interview with news anchor Jeff Stahl on KESQ Channel 3 News. You’ll find our behind the scenes video below, including the moment when anchor Angela Chen suggests that Donut Dollie Dorset, Norm’s mom, join them at the end of the segment. Click here to see video
Norms’s next appearance was on the Joey English Show on KGX radio on Saturday the 11th. Norm was the second of three filmmakers who had films showing at the PSIFF, with Norm’s segment running from the 7:40 – 11:40 marks at http://joeyenglish.com/2020/01/palm-springs-international-film-festival-segment (to scroll to the specific time, click in the light gray upper area of the audio player box)
The Donut Dollies final media appearance in Palm Springs was a feature article with interviews with Donut Dollies Dorset Anderson, who’s featured in our film and Linda Pelegrino, who is a local Palm Springs area Donut Dollie. As you’ll see in the second paragraph, we were honored with reporter Winston Gieseke’s comparison of “The Donut Dollies” to Penny Marchall’s classic, “A League of Their Own”. Click on the photos below to expand and read the newspaper page (if text is too small, click on the photo again to magnify).
We were honored to bring the Donut Dollies story to the big screens of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, showing to two sold out crowds and one near sell out, to an audience of nearly 800. We hope you’ll enjoy sharing in our excitement. We thank you all for your support!