Coming Up

Patient Filmjourney.org readers will be happy to know that my series of life changing events over the past 11 months–including getting married, having a fussy, colicky (but adorable!) child, moving across town, etc–seem to be leveling off and I expect to resume blogging with more regularity shortly.  But if any of my subsequent posts are convoluted or otherwise incomprehensible in any way, simply chalk it up to sleep deprivation.

As a matter of fact, I’m attending a press screening of Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles later today, and very much looking forward to it.  As you might imagine, the rediscovered film has special poignancy in its native Los Angeles, and UCLA Film and Television Archive will offer a rare week-long run next week from August 15 through 20.

2 thoughts on “Coming Up

  1. So, how was the film? Inquiring (and impatient) minds want to know! 🙂

    There should really consider marketing this as one of the only two films (the other being Burnett’s Killer of Sheep) that Thom Andersen had nothing but positive things to say about in Los Angeles Plays Itself. I haven’t caught up with Exiles yet, but Andersen definitely did a good job in fostering its reputation and importance in American film history.

  2. I really enjoyed it. I figure I’ve still got a couple of days to post my review before the UCLA run…and this weekend are two events I’d rather write-up first…

    My understanding is that this is basically a film Andersen rediscovered through his research…I’m not sure anyone would have thought to restore it or distribute it otherwise.

    Now if we could only get Los Angeles Plays Itself on DVD…or the book Andersen has hinted that he’s writing on the subject!

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