First of all, Rochester’s called the Flour City since many flour mills were stationed along the Genesee River back in the day. and then beer was invented (JUST KIDDING). Ironically I was there this past weekend during Lilac Fest, the homonym of flour. The first film I saw this weekend while spending time with my… Continue reading Two Films in the Flour City (First Up: Dryden Theater Rochester, NY)
I remember the first time I heard Schubert’s Winterreise on NPR, white knuckle driving the snowy commute from home to school. Made more poignant by dancer Bill T Jone’s tale of watching his father’s brutal walk in the bitter cold to make ends meet for his family. (https://www.wabe.org/winter-songs-bill-t-jones-picks-schuberts-winterreise/) The music and memory made me calm.… Continue reading Undulous and Evocative Swells: The Shape of Water
Sartre’s been reincarnated and come back as the film writing and directing duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinhert. Swiss Army Man reminded me a lot of the play No Exit in that I kept thinking, when in the hell are we getting out of the woods? I suggested the film to my mom and her… Continue reading Swiss Army Man: Sartre’s Back!
I rarely remember dreams and when I do, often get a kick out noticing how my day’s reality contributed to the fantasy’s creation. So last night’s doozy came after an interesting concoction of a Netflix political documentary created by Philip Seymour Hoffman called The Party’s Over, found on some sites as Last Party 2000 and… Continue reading In Your Dreams: Documentary The Party’s Over