An upbeat documentary . . . AMERICAN WAITRESS, new mexico uncovers the compassion among us who practice the art of service with a smile. - Taos Talking Picture Festival
. . . the films appeal will extend way beyond New Mexico and those working in the restaurant business. - Markee Magazine
This profound and funny documentary explores the social structures and power dynamics of the service industry. - The Santa Fe Reporter
Waitresses like youve never seen them before! Lots of humor and depth. - Alton Walpole, Producer, Baraka, Koyaanisqasti, The Tao of Steve
Its not long into the 66-minute film that one realizes the subject of waitressing is just a peg for some deeper exploration. Vassar has captured a fascinating cross section of New Mexican women, and they have plenty to say about sexual politics, spirituality, self-respect and power. - Pasatiempo, The New Mexican
The beauty of this film is in Vanessa Vassars ability to draw forth real and personal stories from each of these women. Intense and mind-blowing! - Anna Schoel, Events and Development, Santa Fe Film Festival
The waitresses drew me in emotionally so much that I was laughing and crying at the same time. - Jill Momaday, Actress/Mode
03 / 2002
"We wrote the first songs in two days in the studio," Vassar said in a recent interview in Santa Fe. "Most of that time was spent going out for walks and out to eat."
Axel Heilhecker meint dazu: "Unser erstes Album basierte auf intuitivem Vorgehen. Wir folgten einfach nur den Eingebungen unserer gerade entdeckten musikalischen Seelenverwandschaft. Jeder Song war auch für uns eine Überraschung."