7/31/2008

Playing Hooky...

Sorry about no post yesterday. We were in Traverse City for the annual film festival. Unfortunately, we only had time for two movies this year. They were both docs. The first was "Theater Of War", which was about German playwright Bertholt Brecht and his play "Mother Courage And Her Children". It also followed a modern performance of the play starring Meryl Streep. I love behind-the-scenes shit, so it was cool to see the process of preparing for a play mixed in with the history and the anti-war aspects. We got to see it in the beautifully restored State Theater (above). The second one was "Up The Yangtze" about a massive hydroelectric dam that is displacing many poor Chinese living along its banks and how people are coping with it. I liked them both.

7 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I do have to say Some Guy that I was disappointed as you are the most reliable poster on my blogroll. And in my top 10 for content.

SkylersDad said...

I have heard about the dam in China, supposed to be huge!! I imagine it's a lot easier in China to just tell people to move than it is around here...

Falwless said...

I missed your no posting yesterday. I almost called your mother to check on you.

GETkristiLOVE said...

You're playing hockey?! Where dude, and I will meet you guys. I can't believe you play and I've never known about it... and what do all these films have to do with hockey? Do they show them at the rink or something?

Oh, wait...

Grant Miller said...

Yeah...Up your yangtze.

sista #2 said...

How awesome looking was that theatre??
And thanks for inviting the rest of us to that mental health day you took yesterday.

peace
#2

Bubs said...

We were going to go to the opening of the film festival, but we just ended up drinking at the Elks Club in Manistee. Oh well.