Lights, Camera, Action

It’s so good to have the Ross Film Theater back and better than ever.

Last week, I got to see Bowling For Columbine. Tonight, I just saw 24 Hour Party People, a hilarious and pointed look at an incredibly influential period of music that most people seem to overlook: Manchester, England in the early 1980s. Without it, we wouldn’t have Factory Records, Joy Division/New Order (the film has a nice tribute to Ian Curtis), and rave culture. The movie’s a music lover’s dream, with more references than 15 “High Fidelity“ s, and you get a humorous, post-modern narrative to boot.

A little bit of trivia… Andy Serkis, who plays Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, also plays Martin Hannett in 24 Hour Party People, but you’d never recognize him. The guy’s versatility is something else.

Tomorrow, I plan on catching Heaven, which was directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and written by Krzysztof Kieslowski. After that, it’s Atanarjuat, a movie I’ve been wanting to see for a very long time.

It’s a good time to be a movie lover in Lincoln, Nebraska (you’d have to live here to know how bizarre that sounds).

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