Moving to a new city can be hard. Especially when you leave so many friends and family behind. It’s easily the number one reason as to why I would move back tomorrow if things were different. I miss ya’ll.
And after that rather melancholic statement, here’s a cheesy melancholic rendition of Melancholy Baby.
I’m not one for end-of-year lists or statements (can you tell? It’s midway through February) but The Jammed is a movie that has stuck with me. It’s my favorite Australian film for 2007 in what was a big year for Aussie film. A compelling story on a situation that is unfortunately and uncomfortably typical. A miniscule budget did not stop excellent performances by the superb cast and some talented cinematography which highlighted Melbourne’s painfully dark side in an expert way. This isn’t a movie that ends nicely but you know a film has had an effect on an audience when everyone leaves the cinema in total silence. Definitely see it if you can.
What’s surreal about NYC is that it’s pretty easy to meet the people who are responsible for all the amazing work you know and love. I’ve got to start recording who I meet because otherwise I’ll never remember. I met D.A. Pennebaker last night at Film Forum. He’s the director of “Don’t Look Back” and one of my most favourite video clips ever Subterranean Homesick Blues (below). He was a great and humble guy who had a lot of stories to tell about Dylan and film-making in general.