i just got back from a screening of lucy walker's movie 'wasteland' at the museum of modern art.
before i tell you how amazing it is and how much i loved it let me say 2 things:
1-lucy is an old and good friend of mine.
2-i did most of the music for the film.
so i'm perhaps not 100% objective. but it's the most beautiful, inspiring, and remarkable film i've seen in years. at a few points during the movie the entire theater was crying, even the tough brazilian businessmen sitting next to me. i believe it's being released commercially in the autumn, and i'll write more about it then. but from my perspective it's the best and most beautiful movie of the year. hands down, bar none. i hope you get the chance to see it when it's released, or at a film festival before it's released. it's not cynical. it's not ironic. it's not trendy or esoteric. it's just a truly beautiful and inspiring movie.