… okay, so things got a little wild and I didn’t update the blog last week. Is anyone still reading this? Am I just doing it for myself? It’s cool if I am, it’s like a journal at this point.
Anyway, last week was total chaos, but in the best way; I was not prepared for how emotionally and spiritually satisfying it is to go in front of an audience and make them happy over and over again. At this point I think I can live on projector light and applause alone. I get it now, I really do, and I kinda wanna do this for the rest of my life. I am the luckiest guy in the world.
Seriously, watch my Q&A with Deepa Mehta and Sirat Taneja for I am Sirat. Given the subject matter and the generally shitty state of, well, everyhing, we were braced for things to go south at a moment’s notice … but instead, there was an outpouring of love and support that rolled warmly over us all. It was wonderful. It was all wonderful.
But also, somewhere in there, I managed to keep Someone Else’s Movie on schedule. Last week Marusya Bociurkiw, director of the new documentary Analogue Revolution: How Feminist Media Changed the World, shared her admiration for Laura Poitras’ knockout doc All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, and today we’ve got Relax, I’m From the Future writer-director Luke Higginson tackling Michael Winterbottom’s underappreciated 2002 masterwork 24 Hour Party People … which actually winds up having quite a bit in common with his own film, as occasionally happens on this show.
So while I lie down for a bit, and start working on the next edition of Shiny Things, go check those out! They’re in the usual locations — Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify — and here are direct links to Marusya’s and Luke’s episodes, respectively.
That’s everything, I think. How did it get to be fall again?