Cinequest. Ain’t it cool?

me-and-harryLast night, I met Harry Knowles of Ain’t it cool news. Very nice guy who loves good movies and hates bad ones (like Batman and Robin, Hollywood blamed him for its poor box office, and Harry gleefully said, “I’ll take that!”). He gave a talk and introduced a wonderful, Hitchcockian movie that he was promoting: Grand Piano. He said—and I wholehearted agreed—that this movie takes place in a theater, and should be seen in one. It has almost no marketing budget, so I say, SEE IT SEE IT SEE IT SEE IT!!!!!! Alfred H. would be proud.

Other Cinequest highlights so far: Hunting Elephants (Patrick Stewart is hilarious), and the animation shorts with Mr. Hublot (won the Oscar). And a short called The Fall, (Mads Sjøgård Pettersen · Oslo, Norway made it, go Scandinavians!) which had a perfectly edited ending.

Darn it, I should have given Harry a Holly business card. I need all the help I can get.

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