I moved to NYC because of Lou Reed and Martin Scorsese. They were my young man gods of creation.
Yo La Tengo first album came out my second or so years ago. I think I have listened to all of them and have most of them. I've put their songs in my films. I did one video for them back in the day (with Hal Hartley). They scored ADVENTURELAND (which featured the idea of Lou Reed along with some of his songs).
And through all that Alex Chilton, Big Star, and The Box Tops played consistently on my stereo(s).
This definitely sits in the "wish I could've been there" bin of my time on this earth. I should've and could've but... well you know how the song goes.
hat tip: Neil Marks
SF Film Society Blog
Such a great night at PROXY with movie-lovers cozying up to see the Ross brothers' #ContemporaryColor. #SFIFF
Love this shot of Jheri Jones, subject of #TheJoneses, at the Roxie Theater. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
Packed out house at the Castro on this sunny afternoon. Stoked to celebrate Janus Films, the Criterion Collection and the Coen brothers! #SFIFF
"Hi, Carlton." Wesley Morris delivering our 2016 State of Cinema. #SFIFF
Today! We celebrate the stunning work of Janus Films & the Criterion Collection with the Coen brothers at the Castro Theatre.
Robert Kondo of Tonko House at Alamo Drafthouse. Can't wait to have him back this morning for our filmmaker meet and greet after Shorts 5! Photo by Tommy Lau. #SFIFF
Hot sauce in my bag—swag. We've got #SFIFF totes! At our Alamo box office and at the Festival Lounge. $15.
The ☀️ is starting to set on #SFIFF day seven! What will you watch tonight?
Doing our best not to get greasy strangled but not doing so hot. (Hopefully not the last) photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF