It was wonderful to have my San Francisco friends and my niece Donna and sister-in-law Carol present for the special screening of MEN OF THE CLOTH at the San Joaquin International Film Festival in Stockton, California. This jewel of a festival in the Bay Area is organized by Sophoan Sorn, who’s also the director of San Francisco’s Berlin & Beyond Festival. MEN OF THE CLOTH was part of the Cinema Italia program, which included THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy’s Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language film) and the Isabella Rossellini movie THE ZIGZAG KID. It was quite an honor to be in such fine company! And to top it off, the audience at the Janet Leigh Theater was incredibly appreciative and gracious. Thanks to the super-talented Leslie Asfour of the San Joaquin Delta College Fashion Program for being a sponsor – and to calligrapher and stationer Billy Ola Hutchinson for conducting the Q & A. The fashion design students from Delta College gave me the most amazing gift by taking the festival flyers for the film and creating “couture” paper dresses!