Break the Addiction

Filed under: Movies — Artflux at 2:23 pm on Monday, August 7, 2006

Hello again. I’m checking in from the home front for another stimulating post. I saw a couple of movies this weekend. Break the Addiction: An Inconvenient Truth, the Al Gore documentary about global warming was scary. It’s ironic that the movie theatre was so cold that I should have brought along a jacket. Talk about energy wasting. Anyway if the charts and predictions are true things don’t look too hopeful. I actually take this all with a grain of salt since the film is narrated by a politician, and probably exagerated somewhat.

Then Sunday night I took in an old 40’s movie at Anthology Archives in the East Village titled Rome: Open City A tense Resistance story, set during the German occupation of Rome, with subtitles in Italian. Shot newsreel style on Roman streets ravaged by war, the film still packs an enormous emotional punch, with fine performances from Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi. Again the theatre was ice old. And Anthology is supposed to be a non profit arts organization. I wonder where they are getting all the funding to run the AC. The only way to beat the inevitable global warming scenario is to eject from Western civilization as we know it.

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