Thursday, May 14, 2009

TOERIFIC May Reminder: Dancer in the Dark May 18th

This Monday, May 18th is the next installment of The Oldest Established Really Important Film Club (TOERIFC)to be hosted by Pat at her blog Doodad Kind of Town. The movie under discussion will be Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von Trier and starring Bjork, Catherine Deneuve and David Morse from 2000. Pat will give us the main write-up on the film and then the rest of us jump in and start discussing. So far the club has been a smashing success with slots for posting filled up through July of 2010 and I expect it to keep going. It's a one day organized yet intensive discussion that carries over into a couple of days afterwards but the main focus is on the first day and night. And I'm not just pushing my own club when I tell you that I honestly have walked away from each discussion with a fuller understanding of the film in question than I ever thought possible. So please stop by Pat's place on Monday if you'd like to take part in the discussion. You've still got three days to go rent or buy Dancer in the Dark and give it a look. As always, all we ask is that you come prepared by either seeing the movie recently or knowing it well enough to jump in. And that's it. Anyone can join in.

Also, Death Ray Daughters updates with its third installment tomorrow. It's a satirical 1950's serial that has just started recently and updates once a week. I've never tried my hand at an ongoing serial/radio play/soap opera before so we'll find out where it's heading together. Read the first two episodes before jumping in with number three tomorrow.

And The Invisible Edge is slowly becoming an odd experiment in performance art as JARVIS, the voice robot for the Edge, is now an official commenter (starting on the My Name is Max post) and will be a follower of every blog that follows The Invisible Edge so if you're one of the few, look for JARVIS to show up on your followers list soon.