1. Satantango at the Belcourt in Nashville with Jimmy and Trevor. Nice drive, nice theater, and the kind of movie that changes my feeling about movies.
2. Tales of the Tinkerdee and Handmade Puppet Dreams at the Center for Puppetry Arts – Heather Henson presents some of her father Jim’s early works, and some brand new shorts by indie filmmaker puppeteers
3. Bright Leaves at Agnes Scott. The movie was on DVD, but we got two Q&As by director Ross McElwee.
4. Viva Pedro! at the Landmark – six Pedro Almodovar movies in a week. Got to see Matador, Law of Desire, Talk to Her, The Flower of My Secret, All About My Mother, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and missed Bad Education and Live Flesh.
5. George Pal’s Puppetoons shorts at Lincoln Center with Justin and Trevor
6. Three Mira Nair movies at Emory with Katy, and a talk/Q&A with the director.
7. Pickpocket at Emory. It’s nice when an acclaimed classic lives up to its reputation.
8. Kill! at Emory. It’s nice when a movie I’ve barely heard of turns out to be a brilliant classic.
9. Warren Sonbert shorts at the Eyedrum. Another filmmaker I never would’ve heard about if not for local artist/programmer Andy Ditzler.
10. Spirit of the Beehive at Emory
Only an honorable mention allowed for 2046 at the High Museum since I’d just seen it three times last year.