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Luci's ongoing Punk Rock mom documentary - filmed in 1996, 2006, 2016...
Luci's ongoing Punk Rock mom documentary - filmed in 1996, 2006, 2016...

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The documentary All’s Well and Fair (http://AllsWellAndFair.com), directed by +Luci Westphal, is an ongoing project started in 1996. The documentary juxtaposes the lives and ideals of 3 single punk rock moms and their children during the 1990s with their realities and opinions in 2006 and 2016 - giving a unique perspective on alternative culture, growth and identity.

The 1996 version was a short documentary. The 2006 version was released as an interactive web series in 19 episodes and as a stand-alone 90-minute film on DVD. The 2016 version wrapped up filming in July 2016. It is currently in post-production.

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Today, I'm sharing another rough-cut scene from the upcoming 3rd installment of "All's Well and Fair"... exclusively to patrons and anyone in the film. In this scene, we meet the new generation, hear Rachel and Tessa talk about mothers and grandmothers, and we come to realize that Tessa inherited Rachel's wonderful sense of humor.


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This quote from Tina (one of the three mothers in "All's Well and Fair") sums up what I'm trying to communicate with this project and why I think it's a worthwhile story to tell that may inspire others. Here is her full quote without my little edit:

"I think raising a child, raising a son, I just couldn't even imagine raising him any other way than just to say: look around you, look at what the women in your life have done and... yeah, it's not like... famous, it's not world-breaking, but they've tried to live honestly, raise their children so that they’re good people - while also trying to find some sort of fulfillment in their own lives... and very often have not had anyone else to rely on but themselves."

Side note: The photo used is of the supermoon at sunset seen from my hotel room during the All's Well and Fair shoot last summer.

xx Luci

#documentary #parent #singleparent #singlemom #Gainesville #Florida #punkrockmom #quote #filmmaking

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Wishing all mothers and children a Happy Mother's Day with this excerpt from the 2006 version of "All's Well and Fair" - in which the mothers and children honestly (!) talk about mothers.

As I just re-watched the episode, I got giddy and impatient about sharing with you what all of them had to say about the topic in 2016. Yesterday, I got deep into the interview with Jefferson (Tina's son, now in his mid-20s)... and I got goosebumps listening to him talk as an adult male about his mother. Then there is Tessa (Rachel's daughter), now a mother herself. And that footage of Margaret teasing her daughter Laksmi (now a teenager) about when Laksmi calls her "Mother!" and when she calls her "mommy". Although, I don't think I ever heard Laksmi call Margaret "mommy". But I still have a lot of footage to go through... Anyway, I'm excited. And I hope you're, too. And I hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day!

xx +Luci Westphal

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So you want to get exclusive looks behind the scenes of the making of "All's Well and Fair", you'd like to support the post-production of this documentary and you also like getting presents? I've got a way FOR YOU TO HAVE IT ALL... by becoming a sustaining member of my Patreon community: http://Patreon.com/LuciWest

Details of all the rewards can be found on the page. But I can tell you right now, with a $5 donation you get access to the brand new "All's Well and Fair 3" trailer! And with a total of $1000 donation (accumulated until the finishing of the film), you get an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER title! What?! Yup.

You can cancel your membership at anytime.

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A little taste from the upcoming trailer...

From left to right: Tina, Rachel and Margaret. 
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Great and fitting review of Rachel Iannelli's restaurant.
I can only agree with the author: they're also the best tamales I've ever eaten. And I long for them often...

If you're in #Florida, a trip to #Gainesville is worth it just for a visit to Tamal (just make sure you get there close to noon Thu - Sun or they might be sold out)!

xx Luci

#restaurant #restaurantreview #food #foodreview 

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The 10th episode of the 2006 version of "All's Well and Fair": Money
(The 2016 version is currently in post-production.)

#documentary #punkrockmom #webseries #Florida #Gainesville #family #punkrock #money

https://youtu.be/VDexC6hhWTM

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Just as inspiring today as it was 10 years ago: "Margaret - Anything is Possible", excerpt from "All's Well and Fair II"

#InternationalWomensDay 
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