Monday was a long but fairly quiet day. I went directly to the Cineworld to catch screenings of…
The Kid, another one of those A Child Called “It” type tales. An abusive childhood, being moved from foster home to foster home, more family drama, a troubled transition to adulthood, and all kinds of dirty dealings along the way. For me it was a bit like a pendulum swing, I cared, then I didn’t, then I was impressed, then I wasn’t. At once dramatic and melodramatic, it was a good story, but didn’t have much in it that you haven’t heard before. If you like those kinds of stories, it’s worth a watch.
After ducking into the wrong cinema for the title sequence of Lola (magical!), I quickly joined
After an afternoon of leisurely work and a damn good burrito, I headed over to Hair of the Dog at the delegate centre. It’s an hour for relaxing and networking, which on this particular day was followed by the Delegate Film Quiz. An excellent time as always, although my team, The All Day Breakfast Club, was in the lead until we blew an entire round on a gamble. Who knew
A week in and still going strong! The summer solstice treated us to a frankly ridiculous 18+ hours of daylight but it was absolutely roasting.
It was a long afternoon with lots of work to be done, so I didn’t make it to any screenings until 5pm. In the meantime, though, I interviewed Mike McCarthy on
After all that, I headed down to the Cineworld for The Brothers Quay Animation Event. Despite having grown up in Pennsylvania and studying animation at Philadelphia College of Art, the identical twins reinvented themselves as esoteric animated filmmakers with a strong Polish influence. Three films were screened: a documentary and two animated films, followed by a discussion with Stephen and Timothy Quay. The event rounded off with a screening of their newly-finished film Maska.
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