Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Noah and Logan Miller - Either You're In or You're In the Way

Kepler's was pleased to host the charismatic Miller twins, Noah and Logan, reading from their book, Either You're In or You're In the Way:Two Brothers, Twelve Months, and One Filmmaking Hell-Ride to Keep a Promise to Their Father. Host Megan Kurashige:

The Miller brothers are charming, energetic, and likeable. They engaged their audience so well that casual wanderers and browsers stopped to listen... and stayed for the rest, slowly filling the seats we set out. They shared the presentation between them and read an excerpt from their book in turns, explaining what led them to make a feature film about the life of their father.

Despite the insane odds against them (little experience and no contacts in Hollywood), Logan and Noah succeed, and the story of their adventure is crazy ("gonzo," said Noah), exciting ("couldn't stop reading," said the audience), and touching ("compassionate," said the audience).

After they read, the Millers answered questions from the audience. They told stories, talked about their father, and tried to explain how it feels to be a twin. They tore through question after question and gave an enthusiastic answer to each one. They only wound down when it was time to sign books.

My favorite part of the evening was when a customer came in, looked at the brothers, looked at the book, and asked (very seriously) whether they were twins.

Note: Blogger was one of the people who wandered in during the Millers' talk and found herself staying, riveted by the energy of these young men. Come in to Kepler's and check out their amazing story.

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