WORKING HARD FOR “PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING”

I come from the old school: you made your movie and then, assuming you believed in it, you worked to sell it. Back in the late 50s early 60s that meant traveling around the country doing odd things for a month at least. Like for my first film, “Tall Story,” I went on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, did a ribbon cutting at the opening of an orphanage in Denver, rode in a Police Gazette parade somewhere in the mid-west…that sort of thing. It’s easier now, you do all the NY shows and then the L.A. Shows and a lot of print interviews and radio and it takes, altogether if one counts from when you begin the long-lead print outlets, a month or more. I’m done after tonight when I do my 2nd Q & A at the Landmark Theatre in West L.A. It was fun last night. Always interesting to get direct feedback from audiences about their reactions. Last night people really enjoyed it. I could hear them laughing as I stood in the hall waiting and the theatre has been sold out for their various shows this weekend. This first weekend is the one that counts—gotta get butts in those seats for a high per-screen average. Now don’t I sound like a real pro? So, if you’re considering going to see it, now’s the time. I hope you do. You’ll definitely come out feeling good.

So here are all the photos of my week in New York. Gonna take some down time and spend a few days with the family but I’ll definitely be sure to watch the Heat play against the Thunder…Lebron against Durant, now that will be something to see. My 2 favorite athletes this year are Kevin Durant (Thunder) and Buba Watson, who won the Augusts Open golf tournament—and I’m not even a golf enthusiast. But the guy is the most wonderful human being. And Durant, besides being such a superior basketball player, kisses his mother after every game! My kinda guy!

Israel Day Parade as seen from my Hotel Window my first Day in New York

Dinner at Elios...Yum!

At brunch with Harvey Keitel with his son Roman, and Richard

Catherine Keener and me at a Women's Press Breakfast at the Loews Regency Hotel

Photo shoot for USA Today

PL&M NYC Premiere benefiting the Women’s Media Center

On the Today Show set with Ann Curry

Entrance to the Today Show at 30 Rock

In the Green Room of the View with Barbara Walters

Tracie Bennett who played Judy Garland towards the sad end of her career. She was powerful and may well win the Tony tonight

Back in LA at Landmark Theater post film Q&A. Yes, that’s Tulea with me

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  1. Love your web-site and all the humanitarian work you do. It’s great to see someone giving back to the community.

    I’ve been a fan of yours and your Dad’s for more 45 years.

    Your father was very kind to me when I was a student at Yale. He was in New Haven performing “Clarence Darrow” at the Shubert Theater. I sent him a fan letter and he tracked me down at my dorm! He gave me two front and center tickets to the show. So, off I went with a fellow student I barely knew and we had a grand time. He greeted me backstage, chatted and signed my “Films of the Fondas” book. It was an evening I will never forget. I have just about all his films on DVD including one of my favorites as a child, “Slim.”

    And my favorite Jane Fonda movies? “Klute” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t they?”

    The work your non-profit groups are doing in Atlanta is awesome. I was a medical student there from 1978-1982 and trained in Grady Hospital. Teenage pregnancy was a huge problem then as it is now. I’ve also chatted with Mr Arnett, the folk art collector, who spoke highly of your generosity. Kudos to you for stepping up to the plate.

    Sorry I missed speaking with you when you were in Ann Arbor. I was too shy to step-up. The same thing happened in Waterbury, CT (I’m from Derby, CT originally)many years ago when you were promoting you movie “Stanley and Iris.” Oh well, maybe next time.

    Good luck in all your endeavors and keep on keepin’ on!

    April Campbell, MD

  2. Dear Jane,

    Thanks for sharing the New York pictures. We have visit NY 4 times now, we live in Europe, and it is always such a thrill.
    You are so warm towards your fans, always sharing pieces of your personal life, everytime it is a joy visiting your website,

    Nancy

  3. I was supposed to see your movie a couple days ago. Unfortunately, a kidney stone has gotten in the way. Your movie will be my first reward to myself when I can get to the movie theater. I can’t wait. 🙂

  4. Jane, a logistics question..all of those change of clothes in NY and Chicago…do you pack them all in LA or clothes provided by sponsors on the road..

  5. I saw Peace, Love & Misunderstanding last night, and loved it! The acting was superb, and I especially liked the realism. It’s so refreshing to see a film that deals with the human story, character development, and family dynamics; allowing the acting, directing and writing to carry the film.

    It also looked like you had a good time making the film, Jane!

    Great film, great job! I’ll spread the word.

    Peace 🙂
    Wendy

  6. I just saw your lovely performance in “Peace, Love & Understanding,” and believe me, I laughed! I cried! (well, teared up.) You were quite beautiful and believable. Thanks for an excellent performance.

  7. Hi Jane,
    So sorry I missed you at the Landmark.I was busy reading Patricia Bosworth’s biography on you – who proves the statement with “friends like that you don’t need enemies” or maybe the old adage – “any press is good press?” She completely lost getting your authenticity and kindness as a person, in my humble estimation.

    Can’t wait to see the film…

    Diane from Pasadena

  8. I can’t find “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding” playing in any theaters near me right now. I am very disappointed. Sigh. I did just finish watching “Agnes of God”. It was an excellent movie. I don’t think I’ve heard you talk about that movie too much. I am curious what it was like to work with Anne Bancroft. She comes across as a bit of a rough lady, but of course I am just seeing her on screen in different movies.

    • Peace, Love and Misunderstanding can also be seen on Video-on-Demand via Cox, Time Warner, Comcast, AT&T, Verison, etc etc etc

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