WASHINGTON PREMIERE A SUCCESS!
(l-r) Chris Sheridan (director/producer "ABDUCTION"), Patty Kim (director/producer "ABDUCTION"), Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato, Terry Adamson (Senior Vice President, National Geographic Society) at Monday's premiere of "ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story".
Well, one premiere down, many more to go. Monday night's theatrical premiere of "ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story" in Washington, DC was definitely a highlight in the life of this film. Politicians, Ambassadors, policymakers and regular folks showed up at the National Geographic Society headquarters to see the film. After the screening of the film Patty and I were joined on stage by Teruaki Masumoto whose sister was abducted in 1978 by North Korean agents. Masumoto is one of the people featured in the film. A very engaged audience asked questions for about 20 minutes before everyone proceeded a reception in National Geographic's Hubbard Hall. A very successful night and a great opening for the film in Washington. Now onto the E Street Theaters on Friday where the film will open to the general public. We're very anxious and excited to see how the film does in our hometown. We've worked really hard to get the word out and it seems to be working. We'll be on hand for Q&As throughout the weekend so come on by if you're in the DC area!