Archive for film

Quvenzhané Wallis

Those of you who saw Beasts of the Southern Wild will love this interview with its blazing-bright 8-year-old star, Quvenzhané Wallis. If you've somehow missed the film – find it, rent it, see it! I can't recommend it highly enough. It's wild in all the best ways – absolutely magical.


Are You Anybody’s Favorite Person?

This cool little micro-movie (4 minutes) by the Independent filmmaker Miranda July asks an interesting question:

While I very much appreciate the artistry of the film, and the idea of being beloved by friends and family is lovely, the premise of being someone’s "favorite" person seems a little impossibly exclusive. I’m not sure who I could point to if asked this question.

If pressed, I’d probably say my guy is my absolute favorite person (at least some of the time :-), but the truth is I have several "favorite" people in my life, all of whom are essential and deeply beloved. How about you? Do you have a favorite person? Are you somebody’s favorite? What do you think about this question?

Simple Beauty in Reno

I spent part of this Labor Day weekend in Reno with good friends, sharing a lovely afternoon swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno (it’s true!) and hiking in the Sierra’s Lake Basin area.

I also managed a few minutes alone with their beautiful daughter who is off to college this year. She showed me a couple of short films she made from clips & stills she’d taken with her digital camera on trips to Paris and Ashland Oregon.

I was absolutely stunned by her creative ‘eye’, inspired by her
initiative and impressed by the wizards at Apple who had the vision to
package creative tools of this caliber along with their computers…
iMovie rocks!

I’m very excited by the creativity I see coming out of this new
generation, and just felt like expressing my gratitude to all that
nurtures their flowering. I pledge my assistance as a part of this
support network for all my young friends and family. For that matter, I pledge my support for the flowering of creativity in all of us! May it be so!