Back in NYC

By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully May 2, 2007 at 7:50AM

Back in NYC

It feels like I just returned from a three-year world tour, when in fact I've only been gone for two weeks. Weird. But this current festival run isn't over just yet, as the wonderful Maryland Film Festival is only two days away. Which gives me a little over twenty-four hours to do laundry, pay the rent, and begin the arduous process of posting my wrap-ups from Sarasota, Nashville, and Boston. I probably won't officially post them until I return from Maryland first thing next week, but I'm going to start chipping away tomorrow.

Here's a funny picture, inspired by the recent shift in technology...


That's Swanberg and Gerwig in my kitchen this afternoon, talking to Baltimore's popular NPR program, "The Signal." They needed a land line, and it turns out not many people have land lines anymore. I actually haven't used that phone once since I moved into my house last August, which confirms just how much things have changed when it comes to talking on telephones. Weirder.

Oh, yes, please let me explain my bitchy producer rant of the other day. That was not a personal attack on any producer I've personally worked with in my lifetime. I was speaking in a general sense, having been recently overwhelmed with exhaustion and wishing, like a spoiled brat, that there was someone out there who could take care of all the menial film-related tasks in my life. I shouldn't have used the word 'producer,' I should have used the word 'guardian angel.' A friend pointed out to me that this might have seemed like an attack on Matthew Robison, or anyone else that I've worked with, but I mean it when I say that I was talking in broader, more delusional terms.

Tonight brings BOB The Band's New York City premiere. If they get the party started only 10% compared to what happened during their second set at the closing night party in Boston on Sunday night, it will be one for the ages. I'm not kidding around here. Come out to see BOB start the party like no one else can. Do it, do it, do it! Here's Todd Rohal's flyer for the event. If this doesn't do the trick, nothing will...