Today is Fri the 13th.
The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is going on now. Unlike previous years where the festival showed a variety of films simultaneously at a time at the local cineplex, this year the Festival had to find alternative venues and could only show 3 simultaneous films, 1 at each venue. The drastically reduced number of films offered resulted in me only finding 3 films I wanted to see, compared to the 12-15 films I used to see during the festival. Mon night I saw Those People which I liked a lot. Its about a young gay art student named Charlie who is secretly in love with his well-to-do but co-dependent best friend Sebastian, and the concert pianist Tim who offers Charlie the possibility of a healthy relationship. Set in contemporary NYC, the film explores the delicacies of a love triangle, co-dependency, and unrequited love. Highly recommended. Watch the trailer:
Wed night I saw Fourth Man Out which I also liked a lot. Its about Adam, a 20-something auto mechanic and his 3 sports-loving, beer-drinking, women-chasing buddies. When Adam confesses that he's gay, his 3 pals are thrown for a loop. He's not like the gay stereotypes with which they're familiar. To show Adam they are supportive, the 3 friends try to help him find a boyfriend, but this does not happen without some false steps and misunderstandings. The film comedically delves into stereotypes, acceptance, and friendship with enough laughs to keep it from being too heavy. Highly recommended. Watch the trailer:
I hope to see a documentary tomorrow on Tab Hunter.
I realize its not even Thanksgiving yet, but I'm already getting in the mood for Christmas. Typically I try not to think about it until we get through Thanksgiving, but I began shopping online earlier than usual and have about 1/2 of our gifts purchased. I also purchased our Christmas/holiday cards on Wed at HomeGoods, and Spouse & I have set a date for our tree trimming party. All of this is highly unusual for me at this point, but I'm kind of happy about it.
I just received my assignment for the Christmas Legends show series, starting just 2 weeks from now, taking place every Sat night between Nov 28 and Dec 26. I will be Elton John and will sing "Candle in the Wind" and "Step into Christmas". While I'm not unhappy about this, I was hoping for a little more variety. I did these same 2 songs the last time we did a Christmas Legends series. Oh well; I'll sing them again and collect my paycheck.
I saw this sign at a local independent coffee shop and it gave me a chuckle:
Have a great weekend!!