Dinner and a Doc, February 13th, 2010

For Dinner and a Doc next Saturday, which is February 13th, we will be screening Lost in La Mancha by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, a film that follows Terry Gilliam during his first attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.  It provides interesting insight into Gilliam as a director, and it also draws some nice parallels between the story of Don Quxote and the film making process.

For those who are interested in a little more information, there is the official trailer, an interview with the directors by Rebecca Murray, and a review of the film by Stephanie Zacharek at Salon.com.

The soup that night will be Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter, which is a Thomas Keller creation with a few modifications.

As usual, the event will be at my place, 130 Dublin Street, Guelph, and all are welcome, though please email or leave a comment to let me know that you will be coming. We will eat at about 5:30 and begin the film at about 6:00.

Also, here are some of the upcoming films we will be showing:

March 13th – Scared Straight by Arnold Shapiro
April 10th – Man with a Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov
May 8th – The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris

  1. Curtis,

    The reaction to Man of Aran was so poor from the Documenting Justice class that I thought should find a different film to show that month. If you really want to see it, I can always lend it to you.

  2. What caused the poorness of reaction? Of course I wish to see it.

  3. Curtis,

    The film is an anthropological study of the fishing culture that existed for many centuries on the island of Aran. It is, in all fairness to my students, a little slow, though it has much to recommend it with respect to its cinematography and its imagery.

  4. I will be there with three others for at 5:30. I know that’s a fair number. If we can bring anything along let me know.


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