As one of the “Local Zeroes” filmmakers who was dogged in your Letters column [October 20], I must regretfully inform the author of that hate mail that I will not be using any of his comments on the back of the video box for Sailorman. Instead, I will use buzzwords I gleaned from other local reviews–“Intriguing,” “Disturbing,” “Bizarre,” “Intense,” and from the Reader’s professional critic Patrick Z. McGavin, “an impressively shot, well-written, affectionate portrait.” All for now. I’m off to Sundance!

D.P. Carlson

Film Foetus, Inc.