amazing Maggie Mackay
, executive director of
, is Christy's A La Carte guest this week.
Maggie talks about growing up in the SoHo neighborhood
of New York City
in the ’70s and ’80s;
the video store
across the street that
was her sanctuary and the place that planted the seeds for her
career; getting her start in film at the Sundance
and her longtime work
with Film Independent
as a programmer
and Spirit Awards
organizer. And of
course, she talks about the new home of Vidiots in
, a movie theater/video store/community space
that will be open next fall after nearly 35 years in Santa Monica.
Maggie is petite and perky like Christy, so they had a blast
chatting with each other. Hope you enjoy, too.