Wednesday, July 26, 2006

One-Two Punch Library Talks Tonight and Tomorrow Afternoon --

I'm dashing for two speaking engagements:

* Tonight, I'm at the Quechee Library Association at 7 PM giving a film-clip-illustrated talk on Vermont films and filmmakers and selling copies of Green Mountain Cinema, for anyone interested. This is a lively overview on my native state's cinematic legacy, from Way Down East to Nothing Like Dreaming and oh, so much in between! (Quechee Library contact: Linda or Kate, PO Box 384, Quechee, VT 05059; Phone: 802-295-1232; email:
Directions to the Quechee Library:

Interstate 91 to 89; Interstate 89 to the Route 4, Quechee exit -- From the blinking yellow light
at the Shell station on Rte 4 in Quechee, turn north (downhill) on Waterman Hill Road.
After passing under the covered bridge, turn left onto Quechee Main Street.
The Library will be on your right, the second driveway past the Church.
* Tomorrow, I'll be giving a talk on Manga, Graphic Novels and presenting a short comics drawing exercise session at 2 PM at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction, Vermont (contact: 802-878-6956).

Directions: Take I-89 North to the Route 15 East exit (VT-15 E / GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC HWY via EXIT 15), turn LEFT onto VT-2A / LINCOLN ST., continue to the 'five corners' where Brownell Library will be on your left (6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452).

Hope to see some of you there!

Then, my stepson Mike is getting married on Saturday, so a whirlwind few days, to say the least. See you this Sunday, if I'm unable to post before then...

My son Dan and I just saw A Scanner Darkly this morning; one of the best films of the year, and best Philip K. Dick adaptation since Barjo, bar none.

Potent, disorienting, and sad -- had to spend some time in Northampton before climbing back behind the wheel to drive home, since my vision was so skewed by the film. Kudos to Rick Linklater, and as timely as it was when Dick wrote the source novel in 1977...