Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Looks good, despite being a cartoon

 The Crocker has some February programming and exhibits to commemorate the order to intern Japanese-Americans. In addition to some ongoing exhibits and other talks, Feb 19th will be an all day "Day of Remembrance" with speakers and a free screening of Day of the Fireflies. I'm hoping I can come to that. This is an important thing to remember, especially with the fuckery going on these days, but just in general. We can never forget that we locked up our friends and neighbors without cause, and then stole their property as well. I brought this up to some older relatives the other day and they started down the path of "well, the camps weren't that bad" and even "the kids liked it". NO!
SM will be happy to read that I pitched an article about it, and got it approved before I realized that it's the kind of project that stresses me, and that I pitch because I think *someone* should write about it, but that that someone in this case is not going to be me. I enjoy writing about food/drink much more, so I need to mostly stick to that.
I still get PR releases due to my old MidMo email account. I thought you might enjoy seeing the one I got today:
Wayne’s World 25th Anniversary 
Panel Discussion & Red Carpet Event
 WHAT: Join the director and cast members for a panel taping in honor of the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World (WW25). 
The videotaped interviews will accompany the feature film when it returns to U.S. theaters for a one-night-only celebration in February.
WHEN:  Monday January 9th, 2017 
Press Check-in – 5:45pm
Red Carpet talent arrivals – 6:15
6:15 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Original Pre-show Featurette, live talent conversation, additional on-screen conversation,
followed by screening of full length Wayne's World Movie (1997) PG-13. Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes.
WHO: Director Penelope Spheeris, Tia Carrere, Colleen Camp, others TBC live,
along with an on-screen presentation with Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Lorne Michaels and Rob Lowe.


Anonymous said...

That screening of Wayne's World would be so hilarious and rad. Graveyard of the Fireflies is great, but one of the saddest films I've ever seen. He doesn't pull any punches and the fact that it's in Miyazaki's warm, sweet animation makes it even more heartbreaking. But, you're so right that it's very important to watch.

beckler said...

I'll watch it even if I can't make it to the screening, but I'm planning on going the Crocker at some point that day.

beckler said...

PS, I know my husband well enough that I bet I can guess that me using "fuckery" annoyed him (if he is even reading this)