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Hope Gap is a lovely, moving film masterfully acted by Annette Bening and Bill Nighy about the bittersweet end to a 29 year marriage. Based on the play, also written by William Nicholson, the writer and director of this film, it tells the story of his own parents. He is the son played by Josh O'Connor in the film, also a wonderful performance. A moving, emotional independent film just out in theaters this week.
After the screening, Annette Bening was interviewed onstage at the Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles tonight. She comes across as a hardworking, dedicated actress whose intelligence and subtlety greatly added to this role, and most any other role she turns to. For more images of the actress, visit my Flickr page here: flickr.com/joybennett.
I had lunch today at a new Santa Monica restaurant, SOCALO. It was lovely. Chef-created comfort Mexican, Southern California flavored food, very healthy and tasty. Reasonably priced with free parking in the adjoining hotel lot.
I had the burrito with chicken. The burrito itself was grilled for a nice crunchiness. Yummy! Comes with a intriguingly dressed mixed green salad, nicely turned out and all for under $15 including tip.
Solcalo.com, hours 7 am to 10 pm daily.
I'm thrilled to announce our first episode of A Word with Joy, our new podcast, is now available at awordwithjoy.com, or link from the sidebar here.
I also recently updated my photos on the photography page here, click in the link above to see them. Enjoy!
The delightful musical Legally Blonde Jr. is having a smashing run at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica. Don't let the Jr. in the title deter you. Although the cast is young, they are remarkably professional and handle this most enjoyable, fast-paced musical with aplomb. Suitable for all ages, I very much enjoyed the show.
It follows more or less faithfully the familiar movie, but there are a few little twists to keep things interesting. Sets, lighting and costumes are all very nicely turned out. For a most enjoyable afternoon or evening, check this one out. You won't regret it, and you will also enjoy supporting your local community theatre and the dedicated, talented young cast pouring their hearts out in song and dance.