Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Far from the Maddening Crowd

Have you ever had an entire movie theatre to yourself? I experienced it yesterday.

I woke up at 6 a.m. and was on campus before 9, even though I didn’t have class. I was a woman on a mission—took care of practical things like more correspondence with STA about my return flight at the end of November. (I left the States the day after the Super Bowl, and will be home the day before Thanksgiving. I am an all-American girl right here.) Did some serious work for the part-time job.

Left campus while the sun was still out, and eyed the Labia Theatre on Orange from the Jammie window. Popped in and decided to see Tamara Drewe. I hadn’t read the original graphic novel, but I’m a big fan of Posy Simmonds—particularly Gemma Bovery. It was interesting to see that the Labia was showing one film about New Jersey (Win Win with Paul Giamatti, which Peej says he needs to see) and one about Wisconsin (Cedar Rapids)—the two States in the US that have my heart.

But I couldn’t pick between the two, so I chose a comedy set in the British countryside. I loved it! Even though I’m not really a Thomas Hardy fan, it made me laugh quite a bit.

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