Winding Down

Seriously, it's harder to find a movie every yearThe film festival wraps up this weekend with the closing night gala, the awards brunch, and of course dozens of screenings. I especially recommend Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff” and Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip” … which are, of course, screening against each other on Sunday afternoon. Pick one, join the rush line, and hope for a miracle.

If you’re in a more nostalgic mood, there’s that series of free screenings at the Lightbox, three of which will be introduced by yours truly: Sarah Polley’s “Away from Her” tonight at 7 pm, Lawrence Kasdan’s “The Big Chill” tomorrow at 7 pm and Rob Reiner’s “The Princess Bride” tomorrow at 10 pm. (Tonight’s 10 pm entry, Paul Haggis’ “Crash“, will be introduced by Glenn Sumi, who wrote NOW’s cover story about it.)

Or you could just stay home and eat macaroons, I guess. No one’s forcing you to go out and be cultured.