My Personal Kudo Season shout out for today: Call Me Kuchu. This documentary, co-directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall, has stayed with me since my sweetie and I watched it together a few weeks back. It’s a wonderfully calm and loving film about a very challenging topic. I appreciated the grounded presence the filmmakers brought to the work as the story unfolded.
Sharing slides from a presentation I did in September for Indiana Filmmakers Network - Bloomington Chapter
Tony Donoghue’s animated short documentary Irish Folk Furniture technically is from 2012, but I saw it as part of Sundance 2013. I’m giving it a Personal Kudo Season shout out because I had the chance to see it twice - once streaming online and once at IU Cinema when the Sundance Shorts Program was touring… and I loved it both times. Felt very refreshed by the experience. A real joy!
James Franco’s As I Lay Dying. It’s a complicated challenge trying to adapt William Faulkner’s novel. I found Franco’s attempt interesting. In some ways I wish he’d gone further with his experimental approach.
Day 221 of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act.
Short film for today: Stephanie Via’s True Story streamed from Film Movement.