I attended an art opening of “Drill Baby Drill” at gowanusedge.com on Thursday for Dan Ford and other artists in a group show. One of the other artists was named Emily Auchincloss. I wasn’t going to ask her, but then decided, why not? It turns out that Emily is the great-granddaughter of Congressman Auchincloss, the man who sponsored a bill so that my dad could become a U.S. citizen. She had no idea her great-grandfather would do something like that.
It really is a small world. Many thanks to Christine Chen, who introduced me to Jocelyn Ford, who introduced me to Dan, and that’s how I met Emily. I was just working on an extended trailer that talks about Congressman Auchincloss.