Mike Ross Updates

Mary Catherine P., a friend of Mike Ross (featured in the film Men of La Mancha) is organizing a ceremony in March of this year (2014) to dedicate a soup kitchen in Mike's name. The soup kitchen is part of the Newman Center at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mike volunteered at this soup kitchen for the entire time he attended university here which had a big impact on the entire operation and those volunteering, as well as those served. Congratulations to Mike and thank you to Mary Catherine P.

Mike Ross in Monterrey, Mexico during MLM shooting
Mary Catherine P. also has allowed me to publish the note she sent me about her thoughts on our film Men of La Mancha. Here they are:

"Your movie Men of La Mancha is awesome! I cried for pretty much the whole film, it took me all day to watch.  To see Mike again was very touching and so very real.  I would watch a part of it then have to pause, then watch a little bit more, then pause.  It is a GREAT film.  Thank you for capturing Mike in his element :)   Like I mentioned in the article, Mike really never told us that he did this [film trip to Central America highlighting charities], now that you have it documented the whole world can see it.  I really believe that this will impact so many people's lives.  I also enjoyed how you captured Mike's mannerisms and things that he would say, that only Mike could.  That brought great laughter through the tears :)  It makes me smile and so happy that I was his friend.  He was indeed a great man.

Actually I started watching the film again a couple of days ago.  I wanted to share it with some friends of mine.  I'm in a community theatre group and our latest production is called "50 Years of Broadway".  Our theatre is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.  The show is complied of musical bits from about 25 different broadway shows from the past 50 years.  One of the shows that we pay tribute to is Man of La Mancha.  To be honest, when I first watched your film, I didn't understand all the tie-ins.  Now it is so clear and that is why I wanted to watch the film again with a new set of eyes.  The two gentlemen that play Don Quixote and Sancho do such a great job singing "I am Don Quixote and I like him" from the musical.  So I am going to share your film with them."
-Mary Catherine P.

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