Thelma Adams is a part-time Hyde Park resident, film reviewer for US Weekly and someone I have interviewed more than once...
She moderated a panel on Saturday at the Woodstock Film Festival, on women in film.
Here are some of Thelma's thoughts...on the question, "what would you tell your 21-year-old self?"
"I would tell my 21-year-old self...if you want to be a writer, if you think you're a writer, don't go asking other people for validation. Parallel, if you're a filmmaker, if you're an actor or you want to be an actor, if you have that drive, just do it and do it and get better."
From Uma Thurman, a panel participant, in the same discussion:
"In hindsight, just be in the moment. I think if one tries to manufacture knowledge or get ahead of it - at 21 I had already been making movies for five years. I thought I was really old and really, really experienced."