Friday, November 13, 2009

New York: October 20-27,2009
This trip was built around a Richard Thompson concert at City Winery on October 23rd. It was an "all-requests" show and for some odd reason people in the audience asked Thompson to sing songs written by other people. Some highlights were "I agree with Pat Methany" and "Oops I did it again" as well as so many others from his long career.
Other things I did:
Monday Night Magic show
A Boy and his Soul
Americana Kamikaze
The Brooklyn Flea
The Highline Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Vermeer's Masterpiece and The Art of the Samurai

What I saw at the Festival du nouveau cinema:

Unmade Beds

Alexis Dos Santos/ United Kingdom/2009 /92 min./English, French, Spanish

An Education

Lone Scherfig/ United Kingdom/2009/ 95 min./ English

Katalin Varga

Peter Strickland/ Romania, United Kingdom, Hungary/ 2009/ 82 min./ Romanian, Hungarian (s.t.English)


Lee Daniels/ USA/2008/105 min. /English

Barbe Bleue/Bluebeard

Catherine Breillat/France/2009/80 min / French (s.t.English)

Still Walking

Hirokazu Kore-Eda /Japon /2008 /115 min /Japanese (S.T. English)