The time has come. Next Monday night, September 4th, at 7pm, COCAINE ANGEL will have its New York City premiere at Barbes in good ol' Park Slope. It's about goddamn time. Joe Pacheco was kind enough to select CA to kick off the fall edition of his lauded Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, and we are quite excited. I realize that this is Labor Day and that there will be plenty of other things to do, but if you live in NYC and haven't seen the movie yet, you should check it out. Damian and I will be there for a post-screening Q&A, and since we're both so broke that we can't really afford to eat, perhaps you can buy us a drink and make us feel like all of this hasn't been a complete waste of time. Go here for details:
I just got back from BAM, where I experienced the nearly four-hour beast that is Jean Eustache's THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE. The theatre was packed and into it the entire time. To be completely honest, Philippe Garrel's REGULAR LOVERS resonated more deeply with me, but Leaud is phenomenal and the film doesn't feel as long as it is, which is probably the best compliment I can give it. Good buddy Paul Lovelace informed me afterwards that I sat next to Richard Hell, which was news to me. Whoops.
Congratulations to another good buddy named Paul--Mr. Paul Schneider--for landing his next role alongside Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, and Patti Clarkson in LARS AND THE REAL GIRL. Hmm, that title rings a bell. Seriously, maybe they should change that. It's kind of ridiculous. If you haven't already, go here to see Paul's latest photo project called "I Love Terror." It's funny and creepy at the same time: