Monday, August 22, 2011

Friends, Family, Film

That's the weekend theme, my Dad's 85th Birthday, get togethers with several good friends and the Nevada City Film Festival.
I have to admit I haven't ever been to a film festival.  My attention span is limited, my tastes run to disaster flicks and shoot-em-ups and I had better things to do.  But, living two blocks from the Miners Foundry means I'm willing to try things just because it's so damn easy.  I jumped in with a couple of all event tickets and so far it's been excellent.  I find I really like shorts, being able to see three or four films in an hour is great.  If the film is really boring I know it's not going to last long.  So far none have been boring.  I really like documentary shorts too and last night we attended a set of comedy shorts and laughed our asses off for an hour or so.  

We ended up with another set of documentary shorts and another of animated shorts.  The documentaries (again) were really good.  There was one about a Japanese man's life in the porn industry.  The animated shorts were just weird and wonderful at the same time.  The two we liked the most were Star Shepard and Rumbleseat, both wonderfully animated delights that left you wishing you could see them again.  I don't know diddly squat about animation but I think there was some pretty amazing talent involved.  There was one that was quite disturbing, hard to describe why, except it was created so well it made the air seem gloomy and weird.

Here's my Pop on his birthday with his ice cream cake.  You can't see his eyes twinkling.
Being able to get together with my family is a dream come true.  The weather is stunningly fabulous, warm, sunny days in the upper 80's, the nights are in the 50's.  We got to sit and talk and drink beer in my sMom's beautiful garden, sing a birthday song and just relax.

I have to find a high necked top to wear to pistol league tonight, the burn marks have faded away from last week.  Going to spend a lot of time in my studio this week, lots of great things floating around in my head that need to come out. I spent last week worrying about things that didn't exist, more fool am I. When you put two people together and neither of them are trusting sorts you will inevitably have difficulties. I'm hopeful though.  It's going to be a great week, I know it.


1 comment:

  1. Shorts are a good way to breeze through films without a big time commitment only to be let down.

    KQED has a series entitled Imagemakers, some stuff appealed to me some did not. Might be worth a look.

    I liked “Not the Same Old Song and Dance” quite a bit