Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lemolo @the Tractor

this weekend I went to see Lemolo at the Tractor Tavern. The Tractor is not my preferred venue, as they do not serve food. it is a little on the smaller side with a country ambiance, complete with cowboy boots hanging from the ceiling.

the girls that comprise Lemolo, Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox, were as cute as can be. their set was nearly as long as their sound check, but once they started, they really brought it. huge sound coming from a band of two. my favorite song, Open Air, was missing from their set list, but I will condole myself with this video…

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Spanien (Spain)

The new movie directed by Anja Salomonowitz “Spanien” (Spain) was the opener of this year’s Diagonale. It starts with a car crash. Sava, a refugee headed for Spain, is the only survivor and is now stranded in Austria, where he helps out a priest to restore statues in a church. Magdalena also works in this church and restores paintings. She is being stalked by Albert, her ex-husband. Gabriel is a family father who is trapped in a gambling addiction and in debts. The movie slowly tells their story and soon we learn how the single pieces of the puzzle that we see fit together.

Written together with author Dimitré Dinev, Salomonowitz managed to make an intense movie that can easily compare with great international films. I hereby command all independent movie lovers to watch it.

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Being in a movie

As I was sitting at Café Weidinger today playing backgammon with a friend, a class of film students came in and asked if they could film the café and interview some people. Instinctively I wanted to leave, but I had just arrived. Suddenly they came over and asked if they could interview me. Normally I would have said “no, thanks”, but today I was in such a good mood that I agreed. They asked a few stupid questions, I gave a few stupid answers. But the best thing was that they also interviewed one of the waiters, “Herrn Franz”, who is always on the funny side of life. He once said: “Never believe what a waiter tells you.”

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