Begging your forgiveness for the lack of postings this week (more on that soon), but am persuaded to join the "Friday Funnies" crowd and point you to a posting over at our pal Agnes Varnum's blog.
Agnes made some fairly benign observations about the 3-year old hybrid film THE AMERICAN RULING CLASS, based on an extended trailer posted on YouTube. Mostly, she pondered why "the film didn't make a big splash" after high profile screenings at Tribeca and IDFA, among other festivals. To this, director John Kirby responded with full defensive gusto and, well, hilarity ensues.
So pour your coffee and settle on down with this for a bit. Interesting questions about how one should respond to criticism of one's work, the success/failure ratio of presenting unmixed rough cuts at major festivals and the surprising use of racially-loaded epithets. Not to mention howling at the moon o'er all the "vain fat cats who run (the) independent film scene these days".
So which are you dear reader, vain fat cat or free-thinking, English-speaking, Harper's-reading fighter of techno-fascism?