A wee poem I wrote yesterday:
The image is real:
you are a turtle
stuck in the sand.
Flip over off of your back
and get out of your own way!
I recently saw a press preview screening of the film Viceroy’s House, an excellent retelling of the story of India’s independence from Britain in 1947. This dramatic film shows the incredible hardship the two new countries endured as a result of the partitioning of India into two nations: India and Pakistan. It’s also a moving love story, with many dramatic scenes and impressive attention to detail.
The film opens on Sept. 1, and was directed by Gurinder Chadha, whose own family went through this story. 14 million refugees were created by the forming of the two counties, with repercussions that last even today. A fascinating tale of a remarkable moment in recent history, memorably told.
I recently finished a new project called Tweets of Joy which you can read here: Tweets of Joy. It's a compilation of a year's worth of free, uplifting, inspiring, motivating and spiritual tweets to help you along your way. Enjoy!
Today I went to a press screening at the LA Film Festival of The Bachelors, a sweet, touching film about a father and his high school aged son starting over after the untimely death of his wife. This emotional film, starring J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and the wonderful Josh Wiggins as the son, was capably directed and written by Kurt Voelker. It just opened in theaters, you can see other fine films and events at the LA Film Festival which runs through June 22. For more information visit filmindependent.org.
I was very happy to catch Danny Lobell’s one man comedy show, Broke as a Joke last night as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival previews. This likeable, rising comic is genuinely funny, gentle and quirky. He’s definitely going places. You can find more information about his act and all the other myriad offerings of the Fringe Festival here: hollywoodfringe.org. The festival runs June 8th through June 25th. Most venues are around Santa Monica Blvd. and Vine Street in Los Angeles, with a scattering of other stages nearby. Ticket prices are quite reasonable, too.