by Scoobie Davis
LA Film Festival
I finally made to the Los Angeles Film Festival yesterday. A friend and I went to the Shorts Program 1 (there's another showing 1:30 on 6/26 at the Director's Guild). I liked every one but my favorite was The Raftman's Razor which I thought was really tight. I could tell that Keith Bearden, the director, knows both cinematic art and sequential art.
My second favorite short was Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody? During the closing credits of this film, audience members were laughing; I was laughing uncontrollably. I really liked the film.
After the screening, my friend and I were milling around the DGA building lobby getting swag and talking to people. My friend and I separated and we spoke with different people. I was buttonholed by a Communist who lectured me about Marxist theory and art--he was distributing the Revolutionary Worker newspaper; my friend, on the hand, was talking to the producer of a critically-acclaimed film. What did I do to deserve that?