We have our screening dates and times for Cinequest:
Saturday, March 3, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 11:30 a.m.
San Jose, California. We’ll be screening at a theater called Cinema 12. My friend, Jan, who lives in Santa Cruz and will be coming to the premiere with me, is asking the one remaining big question: What To Wear? I have more than a month to think about it.
Right after Cinequest I’ll go directly to the Midwest where, in addition to the screening/talk at the University of Central Missouri, I’ll be visiting a film class at the University of Kansas. From glitz to academia all in one week!
The only “women’s” movie I managed to see in the last couple of weeks is My Big Fat Greek Wedding — NOT one discussed by any of my women friends in my informal survey. I guess it was something of an indie blockbuster about ten years ago. Some funny scenes and great set decoration, but not much character development. I mean you root for the Nia Vardalos character because she’s so engaging and you want the ugly duckling to turn into the swan, but her main complaint is that all her parents want to do is marry her off, and then it turns out that all she wants to do is get married, just her way instead of theirs. An ever popular theme, I guess. Just like What To Wear. My main take-away from all of this is that yes, we want to see more varied women’s experiences portrayed on screen, but we also want to be entertained…