For a time it seemed like the US was in a place where the only measure of a politician was whether they’d be a good person to have a beer with or not. That being said, with those qualifications Mayor Palmieri would be a lock for Senator, maybe even run for President someday. So yeah, we’re hoping we have a beer together after the film first screens in Utica. We have a feeling he won’t care too much about how he comes off in the film. He’s focused on his town. A prime example being the “quality of life sweeps” he conducts, walking through a neighborhood to identify problems and fix as many as possible right then and there. His concern will be more for Utica at large. As one of the best salesmen around for his town, he’ll want to be sure we tell the right stories, shoot the right things. He’ll want more of his constituents to stay put, more refugees to migrate to Utica if they’re not happy where they are, more people having fun, more workers, more diversity, more ethnic cuisine…all that.