Q 1 – Pete the Poet Interviews Director

Hey Batt, it’s been twenty years since you filmed Uncle Joe’s American Odyssey. When you watch it now, what are some major changes you notice in our world?

Pete the Poet

Hi Pete the Poet, for the sake of the viewers I won’t answer that. I feel violated even by trailers! What makes many stories beautiful are the surprises they hold. Surprise is a story’s gift. Surprise can even deeply affect and change us. My yap yap would inject everyone with premature surprises.

I can say I noticed tremendous differences in people between 2000 and 2020, when earlier this year I re-watched Uncle Joe’s American Odyssey. Many more changes in the world and our way of relating to each other than I would have expected. Observing these changes is much of the fun of this movie. I can’t wait to hear how people experience getting back to the summer of 2000. -Batt

Pete the Poet still writes poetry. He also co-edits the online poetry journal http://www.ADozenNothing.com.