Monday, May 19, 2008

Sustainable Celluloid

Yesterday I saw a beautiful movie that could be perfect for the 117 Hudson Sustainability Awards. It's all about learning to love the people around you and to open your heart despite what your head is telling you. You never know what you might get and even if it hurts it will have been worth it.

The movie is called The Visitor and it's pretty seriously indie so I don't know how widespread the release has been. Do your best to search it out, though, preferably in theatres for the good of the filmmakers but if not then the DVD release is good, too. Take your time to savor this smooth, rich delicacy.


  1. Anonymous10:44 AM

    I love Richard Jenkins and can't wait to see this movie. I'm glad he's gotten the opportunity to play a leading role and I'm eager to see what he does with it.

  2. This looks like my kind of movie! I love the fact that Richard Jenkins got a lead role, too.

    Thanks so much for your comment on my considering a job offer. I turned it down early this morning. I have done that kind of work and the "soul sucking" as you mentioned is just not what I want. I'd rather my kids get the credit for the soul sucking! I appreciate your insight.

    And it is great to find your blog! Wow, you're a maverick - on blogger since 2004!

    And I love people who cuss in their blog titles!

  3. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Sounds good. A nice break from crap movies.

  4. This is a glorious part for someone like Jenkins who has paid his dues in the form of standard roles (businessmen, dads, lawyers, opera goers) and can hack something meatier. He more than does it justice. If you like him I can only imagine you'll love him in this.

    JCK, you should see all the places I curse! I have to admit to being incredibly relieved that you turned down the job. The juxtaposition of all the good, fun work you were doing at the teacher appreciation event with the interview process was starting to make me weep. Friends have tried to shift me from Blogger and I've remained resistant. So far I still like it over here.