This weekend ushers in the 25th annual Iranian Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A quarter of a century is an impressive landmark whether in life or curated events. Films include Breath, Iran’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars as well as the final film from Abbas Kiarostami 24 Frames, a photo-film essay that was completed by his son Ahmad after his death in 2016.
Finally, a film where the gerbil did it. A retrospective screening of The Asphyx (1972) provides an intriguing look at what actually happens to your soul at the moment of death. A prologue begins in 1970s London where police respond to a multiple car accident. Two cars have collided head to head with both drivers being fatally flung through the windshield.
Two artists from different generations act as muses for their respective arts in the French documentary Faces Places (Visages, villages). Agnès Varda, with no signs of slowing down at age 89, directs with her subject JR supplying the kind of mysterious vibes that remind her of her friendship with Godard in the 1960s. Neither would remove their sunglasses for the camera.
@LexG_III saw Aerosmith at an outdoor concert in mid-70s ... the security were Banditos moto gang with shotguns ... flash forward to last year at SXSW ... was in bathroom at fancy restaurant, glasses off washing face and blowing nose, guy walks in ... when I put on my specs it was Tyler
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