It's been a tough week. Things move forward, though, when possible. Here is a new episode of the Frugal Traveler series: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Finally, you can buy the films of Fred Wiseman on DVD.
To go along with your DVDs, grab and read Five Films by Frederick Wiseman: Titicut Follies, High School, Welfare, High School II, Public Housing.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
When I was in high school, I was an avid reader, and there was a brief flurry of books about young New Yorkers. I became fascinated by the city, picturing raw spaces filled with artists. The newspapers of the time, however, were overflowing with stories of a high crime rate and few jobs, so it didn't seem like a place I could go.
Last night, however, I felt I had a glimpse back into that time. The screening at DCTV far exceeded my expectations.
The program was excellent -- I liked every film in it, and was very surprised and impressed by several. The space was edgy -- picture where firetrucks would be parked, but with folding chairs and a high-quality digital projector -- and the crowd was very hip. All the tickets sold out, and every seat was filled.
There was free beer.
Above: Man with Chair Versus Woman with Whipped Cream.