Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2 Flicks 2 See :)

Okay, so there's no fooling anyone -- we really burned ourselves out during the Cleveland International Film Festival, viewing 12 films within nine days. Although we can whole heartedly say that every single movie that we chose to see was uniquely fantastic (especially Cherry Blossoms), we kinda needed a break from the good old movie theatre.

Note: And, to all you crazy people (you know who you are), many props to you for seeing like three times the amount of films at the CIFF than we did
. Quite impressive but I would love to know whether you were actually able to retain all of them. Even more respect to you if this is the case!

Now that we've taken our break, only hitting up the theatre once in the last month in a half (to check out Beer Wars), we are finally back and ready for more :)

Thanks to our buddy Justin for giving us the heads up, we are highly anticipating the solo showing of Medicine for Melancholy at The Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday, May 22nd at 7pm. This indie flick explores the relationship of two hipsters in San Francisco who happen to have a hazy one night stand and decide to spend an eye opening day together afterward.

Medicine for Melancholy [Trailer]

The next film is one we mentioned briefly a couple months back that we recently noticed has a release date somewhat within reach (July 17th). That film is (500) Days of Summer and just looks like a touching, relateable love story. One that is visually and sonically pleasing, no less! And, really, who doesn't adore Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt?? Well, on second thought, perhaps if you saw them both in Manic, I can see why not. . .

(500) Days of Summer [Trailer]

You may or may not have noticed while viewing each of these trailers that each movie shares something in common. . .Yeah yeah yeah, they are both love stories, but they also happen to have superb music played throughout them, which is something that most definitely lured us in. Let's see if it does the same for you*

From Medicine for Melancholy:
[Mp3] Saturday Looks Good To Me - Meet Me By The Water Our ears both perked up as this song unfolded in the trailer, oh so pretty. Too bad when we saw SLGTM they didn't tour with any of their female vocalists! boo
[Mp3] Au Revoir Simone - Through the Backyards These lovely ladies are gracing Cleveland with their presence on June 26th at The Grog. I still wear their cute little band t-shirt that they all signed for me a few years back, ha.

From (500) Days of Summer:
[Mp3] The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out I think Jose and I might have a similar exchange that Zooey D and Joseph G-L had while riding an elevator if, you know, we didn't know each other or something. . .
[Mp3] Regina Spektor - Us The sound of her gorgeous, theatrical vocals over the bouncing piano keys and delicate string instruments is music to my ears.


Heidi Robb said...

I love the Smiths.

Kelly and José said...

Ussss tooooo :)

Erin said...

Both movies look soooo good!