Florence Faivre (Julie Mao) is The Muse in AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (the title is a reference to William Wordsworth’S “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood“). In the film, Susan Sarandon sits for a portrait by Armenian post-modern hyperrealist painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, and as he paints, they discuss how beauty and aging are seen to be in conflict in modern society. AMERICAN MIRROR was written and directed by Arthur Balder. (Mark Petrie wrote the original soundtrack.) Filmed over a period of three years, it will next screen at the ARPA International Film Festival (4 November at 2:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood). The Canadian premiere will take place on 17 November at the Pomegranate Film Festival Gala in Toronto. A trailer (in three parts) is available on Instagram. Continue reading →
THE EXPANSE – Season 3 Episode 8 – SPOILERS
Miller, or something that looks like Miller, has been appearing to Holden (though it is not visible to cameras, or to other people). Holden runs multiple brain scans and tests himself for protomolecule contamination, all with negative results. Then he notices that Miller’s appearance happened at exactly the same time that Manéo Jung-Espinoza crashed into the ring, and he accepts that Miller is, at least in some sense, real. Let’s look at four bits of conversation between Miller and Holden, and see if we can figure out some stuff.
MILLER: “It’s those damn doors and corners. I mean, that’s where they get you. You don’t walk into the middle of a crime scene without knowing there’s not somebody there to put you down. It’s the thing you don’t see coming. That’s what it is.”
HOLDEN: “What’s with the hat?”
MILLER: “Keeps the rain off my head.” Continue reading →