Monday, July 12, 2010

The Dark and Lonely Places

An exciting announcement came this weekend from the hometown heroes at the Wexner Center for the Arts and their stalwart Film/Video Department. To wit: on October 22, the Wex will be hosting A.V. Club film editor, pug enthusiast, and all-around good dude Scott Tobias. Scott is set to introduce a screening of, and lead a discussion following, one of his- and my- favorite New Cult Canon titles, George Armitage’s Miami Blues. In addition to finally catching this great and sadly underloved proto-Tarantino dark crime comedy, this will also give me a chance to meet Scott and possibly even buy him a drink and swap funny pug stories, much to the dismay of those around us. Or not, who knows.

Anyway, this promises to be a sweet event, especially since it bookends a great week for the Wex that will also include a talk by one of this year’s Wexner Residency Award winners, the great graphic novelist Art Spiegelman.

So mark your calendars for Friday, October 22, at 7 PM, where you can catch an awesome movie introduced by one of the coolest critics out there. Hopefully I won’t waste too much of his time recommending future New Cult Canon titles, but I make no promises.

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