2008-09-08 - 10:55 a.m.
Saw The Pool this weekend, followed by a Q&A with director Chris Smith. Both were totally delightful.
The movie is relaxed and sweet and intimate, and yet the main conceit is pretty focused--it very much feels like reading a short story, and it is, in fact, based on one, although the original fiction is set in Iowa and this is set in a small town in Goa, India.
Even if the themes of fathers-and-children and abundance-vs-deprivation don't lure you in, the film's basic beauty and travelogue qualities are a good draw. The cast of (mostly) non-actors is perfect.
Here's an illuminating interview with Smith.
It's the SheGees!
I have a new joke!
Q. Where do fundamentalist Christians go to buy their supplies?
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