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
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#SFIFF Closing Night
May 5👨🏻7:00👨🏻Castro Theatre
Sipping on #Hennessy at the #SFIFF Lounge tonight. A lovely way to unwind.
#FromAfar director Lorenzo Vigas at the Roxie Theater. Love that neon. Photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF
#NationalBird director Sonia Kennebeck, producer Ines Hofmann Kanna and subjects at the Victoria Theatre. Photo by Pat Mazerra. #SFIFF #WomenInFilm
Joel Coen, Jonathan Turell and Peter Becker of Janus Films and the Criterion Collection and Ethan Coen at the Castro Theatre. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
VR Day was cool. Photo by Tommy Lau. #SFIFF
#Sonita director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
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