Friday, August 03, 2007

fireworks wednesday; tcff

"Fireworks Wednesday" is a terrific film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. It shows a young woman who experiences second thoughts about her upcoming wedding, as she watches the troubled lives of the couple for whom she works. Fascinating, complex relationships are shown, without easy morals or answers. The scene at the place where folks go to find day work was moving for me--we employed people should be grateful!

We saw this at the Traverse City Film Festival, presented by Michael Moore. Other films I wanted to see include "Once" (*wonderful* musical); "The Valet" (hilarious); "Slaughterhouse Five" (goodbye again, KV); "Blue State" (moving to Canada post-Bush election); "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" (video game champs); "The Lives of Others" (Academy Award winner); and "The Ten" (comedy about breaking the ten commandments).

Y'all are always welcome, but the first weekend in August will offer great films at a good price!


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