Happened again <grins> ... this Austrian movie about Mikova, the Slovak village Andy Warhol('s family) was from ... I Am from Nowhere
, it was called.
Cute movie, lots of grins, though a little all too deliberately weird - really trying
to be cute. (If you really want to see a cute movie about Mikova - a village of at most a hundred inhabitants in the most backward region of East-Slovakia, whose residents have now been featured in at least half a dozen films by documentary makers from around Europe, and resign themselves to their repeated 15 minutes of fame in a mix of laconic resignation and whimsical flights of fancy - go see Absolut Warhola
instead. Also doesnt tell you much about Warhol, but very cute and instructive about the whole Eastern Slovakia thing in a more natural way than this movie was.)
One cute thing about this movie was how it interspersed these meta-reflections on it being, like, the xth movie being shot there ... it also ends with this granny (who is really funny in Absolut Warhola) going, "OK and now I've had enough of Andy Warhol for a while and of all these movie crews and everything".
Anyway, I went there with A. and her friend and had even bought tickets beforehand and everything! Because there was this little festival going on there this weekend with new releases otherwise not screened here, and I thought, who knows, might become busy. Unhuh. When we arrived five minutes too late the operator opened the place back up for us and led us up the stairs - he'd been waiting for us.
Kinda gave a whole new layer of meaning to the scene where one of the locals jokily says, well, if there's 15 million people watching this movie now we could say "hi" to people (we all: "no, there's just three of us!!")
Its kinda cool cause we could, you know, laugh and remark on things and explain something to each other and spread our coats around and put our legs on the chairs ... like watching TV :<grins>