Every year the St. John Film Society will host a number of films in Cruz Bay. There is a $5 suggested donation for each screening.

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH @ St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay
St. John Film Society members receive one free glass of wine and a complimentary raffle ticket at each Cruz Bay screening.

Please join St. John Film for the third
sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Foundation

TUESDAY, April 7th, 2015

St John School of the Arts     Cruz Bay - 7:30 pm


Tie It Into My Hand

Paul Festa, Director | 2014 | 90 min


At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, Peter Coyote, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker challenges each of the artists he interviews to teach him a violin lesson, though none of them is a violinist, prompting fascinating discussions of the joys and challenges of life as an artist, including how a chronic hand injury curtailed the filmmaker’s own musical career and redirected his artistic path.

Director Paul Festa will be on hand for Questions and Answers following the screening.

Filmmaker, actor, musician and writer Paul Festa creates work which relates to the performing arts and their role in society. His current project, Tie It Into My Hand (2014), was screened as a work in progress at the Cannes film market and at the ODC Theatre in San Francisco. Festa also produced, wrote and edited the Emmy-nominated documentary Stage Left: A Story of Theatre in San Francisco with director Austin Forbord and is the author of OH MY GOD: Messiaen in the Ear of the Unbeliever, based on his first film, Apparition of the Eternal Church (2006).

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.



Paul Festa

Portrait of Paul Festa by Greg Gorman in TIE IT INTO MY HAND
a film by Paul Festa