February 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm (Artists and Writers, Food and Drink, Movies, Places, postaday, Recommended, Surprises, Traveling)
Tags: concerts, Events, film noir, museums, music, postaday, postaweek, San Francisco, Washington DC, Wordpress
- . . . share a photo of things that complement each other.
— Ben Huberman, The Daily Post
Self has wanted to blog this picture for the longest time: at Dulles International, the day she left Washington DC, there was a one-man concert in the departures terminal. OMG, what a send-off this man’s music was! The sign next to the musician announced that the free concert was in honor of Black History Month. WOW. Self has no words. Thrilling.
Merlon Devine, playing at Dulles International, in honor of Black History Month: February 2017
And here’s a sign self saw at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore:
Definitely, Food is Love.
Finally, a poster advertising the annual Noir Film Festival at the Castro Theatre. San Francisco and Noir go together like white on rice:
The 15th Annual Film Noir Festival (Noir City), held at the Castro Theatre
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.
January 30, 2017 at 3:12 am (Conversations, Movies, Recommended, Sundays)
Tags: film noir, performances, praise, San Francisco, Sidney Lumet
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, a plump, middle-aged real-estate wheeler/dealer whose world comes crashing down on him in a very big way, after he has the genius idea of knocking off his parents’ mom-and-pop jewelry store in a Westchester mall (It’s like Fargo, only twice as painful):
Andy to his brother Hank (Ethan Hawke):
- It’s too late to think. It’s too late.
Also, Seymour Hoffman’s character is a cocaine addict. Watching him do a line is gut-wrenching.
Noir City: San Francisco’s 15th Annual Film Noir Festival, at the Castro