Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Last of May
Today is Duan Wu Jie - the Dragon Boat Festival (Penny explains). In the general absence of celebration in Nether Edge we went to see Down in the Valley at the Showroom. A strangely arresting film in which American myth confronts American reality (at least that’s how I read it). The upshot is predictably violent, but the film is not without merit. Perhaps the high points are the skilful jump cut edits and, of course the music (Mazzy Star, particularly). Also showing is Flavela Rising, but this will have to wait till next time.