I don’t know how this happened, but I have no movies scheduled for today. Tomorrow, there is only one film on the schedule: Castaway on the Moon (Kim Ssi Pyo Ryu Gi), a comedy/drama from South Korea (in Korean). This film is making its Midwest Premiere and centers around a failed suicide attempt (jumping from a bridge) where the victim (?) ends up on an island in the middle of Seoul’s Han river. Despite his isolation, he catches the eye of a high-rise shut-in who lives via the internet and her camera’s zoom lens . . . this one should be fun!
From yesterday though, all of the movies were excellent. They were all comedies (one from Cuba, one from France, and one from Canada) and we were in stitches most of the day. Even the Canadian horror film was much more comedic than it was horror. Five stars and two thumbs up for them all!
In between my movie schedule I’ve been visiting galleries galore and falling in love with way too many paintings and sculptures. I’m trying to rein in my spending . . . so far so good, but I still have a couple of days to mull over my favorites and make return trips to the galleries to see how badly the pieces tug at my heart. Today there is even an arts & crafts fair on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) which I will have to drop in on . . . woe is me! Of course, I have already visited the Dennos Museum Center (on the NMC campus) a couple of times and have purchased a new Inuit sculpture. Here’s a photograph of the painting that I purchased the moment I discovered it . . . Tiger Lilies by Kate Brogan Haas. Simply beautiful (and of course, plenty of orange)! Interestingly enough, this did not photograph well (using my phone) — some of the vibrant yellow and orange colors washed out a bit.