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Baltimore Sun posts story about "A Place of Truth" and its connection to Baltimore

“…His Baltimore connections show up in small ways in the film. Rudich uses Wye Oak’s song “I Don’t Feel Young” in an intimate scene between Mott and her friend Ashley.

‘A Place of Truth,’ which won the Audience Award for best feature film at the Northwest Filmmakers Festival, is Rudich’s first feature, and he said he will consider Baltimore as a location or at least one of the locations for his next big project.”


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The Signal's Aaron Henkin, from Baltimore's WYPR, has a radio story about "A Place of Truth."

“What’s your dream job?  Think about that for a minute, and then ask yourself another question: What would you be willing to put on the line to make that dream a reality?  The Signal’s Aaron Henkin interviews Barrett Rudich, whose documentary film, A Place of Truth, tells the story of a young woman who has definitive answers to both these questions. Her name is Abi Mott, and she makes her living as a poet.” —WYPR Baltimore

Abi Mott's busking skills are highlighted in the Sun Journal

“Abi Mott sat calmly and typed, as if a guy wasn’t sitting atop a throne 6 feet away and heckling passers-by on the Colisee floor. 

‘Look at her,’ filmmaker Barrett Rudich said. In an aisle of the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show, Mott composed poetry.

The 23-year-old woman from Lancaster, Pa. sat in a folding chair behind a TV tray. On it sat a stack of blank white paper and a manual Remington typewriter.

Neither the steady stream of trade show participants strolling past nor the silliness behind her — as comedian-filmmaker Michael Miclon sold tickets to this weekend’s Emerge Film Festival — seemed to disturb her.

‘She gets in a zone,’ said Rudich, who first met Mott on a sidewalk in Portland, Ore. ‘I don’t know how she does it.’ …

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The Portland Phoenix interviews director Barrett Rudich about "A Place of Truth"

“Among the 40 films to be shown at this weekend’s Emerge Film Festival in Lewiston is A Place of Truth, a 65-minute documentary about 21-year-old “street poet” Abi Mott, who travels around the country as an unconventional busker, writing poems on the spot for strangers. We caught up with director Barrett Rudich via email to find out more about the film; he and Mott will both be present at Saturday’s screening.”…

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Lancaster Newspaper Explores "A Place of Truth"

Lancaster New Era’s Entertainment section features full page story about the making of “A Place of Truth.”

   “Barrett Rudich was walking down the street by Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 10, 2011 when he saw a young woman sitting in a chair on the sidewalk, perched in front of a small typewriter. Abi Mott, who grew up in Lancaster, was busking — a common enough practice in larger cities — but she wasn’t singing or playing an instrument on the street. She was writing poetry”…

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Audience Award for Best Feature at the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival goes to "A Place of Truth"

As reported by Marc Mohan on Nov 19th in The Oregonian and OregonLive:

“The 40th edition of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival comes to a close, and the Northwest Film Center has tabulated all those little slips of paper they handed out before every screening.

The ‘smart® audience award’ (as in, sponsored by smart car) for Best Feature goes to  ‘A Place of Truth,’ Barrett Rudich’s documentary about itinerant, typewriter-toting poet Abi Mott, which our critic named as his favorite film in the festival.”


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Film Critic Picks "A Place of Truth" as Favorite at NW Filmmakers' Festival

Film critic Jamie S. Rich writing on OregonLive about his top picks at the upcoming Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival: “My favorite of the films I’ve seen, however, is Barrett Rudich’s “A Place of Truth.” The director follows street poet Abigail Mott around the country. The charming author earns her way honing her craft, buying time while she searches for meaning and honest connections. If Mott comes to Portland, I have a ten-spot waiting to have her write a verse on the topic of “spirits.” Or perhaps, more appropriately, “movies.” ”

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