Friday, February 29, 2008

Coming to Cleveland This Spring: The Swell Season & Marjane Satrapi

This past Sunday we watched the Oscars and unlike most years, where several films that we absolutely adored were somehow overlooked, we were pleasantly surprised by the critic's selection. With Once, La Vie En Rose, and Persepolis all earning Oscar nods, we were ecstatic that two out of the three actually took home the goods.

The winners displayed such pure joy and shock, making their acceptance speeches so very touching (note -- thanks to the Oscars, we cannot embed the youtube clips):
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglov (of Once)

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Marion Cotillard (of La Vie En Rose)

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Speaking of our excitement inspired by our favorite Oscars nominees, we were completely thrilled to learn that both The Swell Season (aka Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová) and Marjane Satrapi (aka author, illustrator, and animated film director of Persepolis) coming to Cleveland this spring.

[Purchase] The Swell Season tickets (to enjoy their performance presented by The Beachland Ballroom at the beautiful Allen Theatre on Sunday, May 11th)

[Register] to witness Marjane Satrapi speak (at Case Western Reserve University on Friday, April 4th) Special Thanks to the very lovely blog, Coming Back to Cleveland for informing us about this event!!

ps - This post was fueled by a "formidable fence of sharp spikes" (with a soft underbelly ;) ) compliments of a South African Porcupine Ridge Syrah for a mere $5.99!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just found your blog! and thank YOU for informing of the swell season coming to playhouse square. :) --jackie from the "coming back to cleveland" blog