The Platform Animation Festival was a big success, classy from start to finish. The Sita Sings the Blues work-in-progress screening went exceptionally well. The theater was beautiful, the projection system outstanding, and the audience was exceedingly kind and generous. I sampled some fine films, hung out with old friends and colleagues, and met some very cool people for the first time. And now I must get back to work!
You know what I hate? People who think they’re better than they are. Except for me. I really am better than I am.
The original Paley Center for Media has always been located in my apartment. But now the durned Museum of Television and Radio went and used the same name. How will tourists know where to go?
Friday, June 29, 2:00pm
NW Film Center Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
You can buy tickets here. Q & A to follow, of course. Hope to see you there!
Here’s a beautiful and fascinating new film for Ramayana afficianados: Opera Jawa by Indonesian director Garin Nugroho. It’s currently doing festival rounds and specialty screenings (like the one I attended last night at the Asia Society) but hopefully will gain wider distribution. As a freaky surreal art-house spectacle it’s not really destined for mainstream audiences, but every big city and college town could handle it. If it screens near you, run don’t walk.