Thursday, February 27, 2020

This Week in Tickets: 17 February 2020 - 23 February 2020

Ah, I missed The Man Standing Next in last week's update. Big open space there that wasn't like me.

This Week in Tickets

Well, not entirely unlike me, sometimes I have weeks where there's not a whole lot that excites me, I get held up at work, and then, for all that I've spent the past few weeks grumping about how the Red Sox have foolishly traded Mookie Betts and David Price, I wind up watching the first two spring training games from start to end.

In the middle, two documentaries. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes was one that only played Kendall Square for a week but was awfully charming. The next night, over to the Brattle for an even-more limited run of Tread with director Paul Solet on hand. It's in many ways the opposite, the story of a man who dives further and further into his anger compared to the woman who refused to let the unfair things that happened to her destroy her love for something.

Besides being documentaries, I almost thought they had another coincidental connection. During Giraffes, I smiled like a fool when Anne Dagg mentioned that the used car she purchased in South Africa was a Ford Prefect, and I don't think I've ever seen one before, proving Douglas Adams's point that giving a character in The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy that name flew right over the head of the Americans who discovered his work. It really is a dumpy little car. The next night, I briefly thought the name of the subject's girlfriend was Tricia McMillan, awfully close to the name of another character in Hitch-Hiker's Guide.

Apparently not; she's "Tricia McDonald". Close, though. Might be time to re-read the books, though.

So, that's it. Hope that non-anecdote made this page a little worth viewing. Hopefully more on my Letterboxd page soon!

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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