My second favorite place in Rochester is the Little Theater. While it doesn’t have the grandeur of the GE House, it’s got the best popcorn on Earth!
It’s here where I had my second viewing of Still: A Michael J. Fox movie which I saw originally to a sold out crowd at the Phoenix Film Festival. May I say this viewing made me even more emotional, especially considering it was Mother’s Day and I’m already welling with tears of joy for spending time with my son Liam.
The movie deserves the Oscar for best doc, hands down. This isn’t just sentimentalism as I was never a MJ Fox person per se. I thought he was ‘cute’ on Family Ties and I ‘liked’ Back to the Future, but I was never a die hard fan. But now I am! This guy is one tough son of a bitch and I aspire to be like him as an ageing runner who does not want to give up the ghost. And I realize that’s a stretch, he’s got Parkinson’s for God sakes, but his whole purpose now is to help people not give up, which is a relative and universal term that can apply to everyone.
The actual movie making was genius(Davis Guggenheim directed); story telling (based on MJ Fox’s book), kick ass sound track (you play Loggins This is It at the right moment, and my clothes will melt off) and editing perfection.
The film’s on Apple Plus now, but seeing it twice in community brings us closer as humans. But no matter where/how, see this film.