Sometimes I read something written by someone from the past and they mention, just in passing, that they saw Oscar Wild give a talk or went to a reading with Mark Twain and I think, “Do you realize, random person from the past, how incredibly cool it was to be there in that moment?” And so it is with this movie, getting to be there in the theater seeing actors age in real time as they tell a story that is both specific and universal. I can’t recommend this movie enough meaning, it’s not the be all, end all of film making, but there was a time before someone made a movie over 12 years with the same actors and there is a period where that concept now exists, and I’m happy to have experienced the changeover.
Where watched: at Cinema 21 with Stephanie North.
This movie was just like that! What a perfect encapsulation of a "first of its kind" film. The movie was good, but the idea was even better.
I totally want to see this now! I've been thinking about taking myself to see a movie this week. I think this is the one!