Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Weekends, last and next

I've been unavailable. I know and I'm sorry.

Last weekend, a few great things happened. I saw Synecdoche, New York at the Miami Beach Cinematheque and I went to the Tim and Eric show at Revolution. 

I want to encourage anyone and everyone to watch Synecdoche, NY, because, well, I thought it was the perfect movie. I know this is a huge claim, but let me tell you, I thought it was basically flawless. Charlie Kaufman wrote a script that allowed me to totally suspend any of my
 expectations. When watching a movie, I spend a large part of the time predicting exactly what's going to happen next. In life, sometimes it's nice to know you'll be protected tomorrow, but in film, it is just disappointing (Sex in the City movie - ugh). I was able to follow the absurd, abstract ideas throughout, and see past the immediate. It was fabulous. Only Charlie Kaufman can make a conversation between two actors talking to the two "real" people they're playing about the direction of the performance, make sense on every level. I can't say anything more without giving away the plot or outcome, and that would defeat my purpose. Love this film, love it. 

Tim and Eric were pretty hilarious live. I laughed the whole time, but the highlight was the diarrhea song, with them both clad in gold lame, skin tight, body stockings. Sexually and visually delightful. 

This upcoming weekend, I want to encourage you to stop by the International Noise Conference at Churchill's, starting Thursday. I love going. The smelly out-of-towners make me feel good about my funk, I love the energy and I enjoy the music. 

Friday night is Confection, which will be taking place at O.H.W.O.W, 3100 NW 7th Ave, featuring performances by Waterford Landing and Dino Felipe, and the work of the creme of Miami artistry. 

I know on Saturday, you'll be swinging by the Hate Art Show at 3841 NE 2nd Ave, Ste 103. It's good to hate on the day of love. Refreshing. 


Anonymous said...

'fuck dat'

- Rog

fro said...

great review on Synecdoche, New York. Charlie Kauffman is a man genius.

I'd love for you to check out Miami's own creative filmmakers, with our short film INVENTING KIN. Tell us what you think.


Keep up the classy blogging.

stay classy.