Our third screening of The Donut Dollies at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Sunday was sold out! Prior to entering the theater a few of the Donut Dollies handed out donut holes to those waiting on line.
The Donut Dollies in attendance for this screening were: Dorset Anderson (Vietnam ‘68-69 – featured in our film), Cindy Broyles (Vietnam ’68-69), Karen Millar (Vietnam ’68-69), Linda Pelegríno (Vietnam ‘67), Cathie Rubins (Korea ’72) and Judi Stewart (Korea ’70-71).
Following the film, Jessica Eskelin of PSIFF led a Q&A session with Donut Dollies Dorset, Linda, Cathie, Karen and Judi. During the Q&A, Karen shared that although the Donut Dollie’s experiences were unique, the film encapsulated their experience and Cathie stated that the film brought back so many memories. Judi said that now people who didn’t know about the Donut Dollies will know they were for real.
We thank the staff, volunteers and supporters of the Palm Springs International Film Festival for allowing us to share the Donut Dollies story with nearly 800 people. We also thank all of the Donut Dollies, veterans and audience members who joined us in making this a memorable experience.