Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Oct. 8
So, what are you doing tonight?
A couple of things you might have missed.
People, I Am Not A Hipster. But then, you knew that. A hipster would never write for anything so mainstream as an alternative weekly. Also, I Am Not a Hipster is a movie - made right here in San Diego! And it's screening tonight, right here in San Diego at the Media Arts Center's Digital Gym! Here's what Scott Marks has to say about it:
"Local music icon Brook Hyde (Dominic Bogart) is not happy unless he’s miserable. Parties bore him and promotional interviews quickly turn ugly. Hyde uses the woes of the world and the incognizance of others as shields to deflect the insufferable success that is his. Temporary relief arrives in the form of his three sisters who show up unannounced on our voicemail-dodging anti-hero’s doorstep bearing their late mother’s ashes ripe for scattering. For his first narrative feature, San Diego filmmaker Destin Cretton establishes a strong sense of place and atmosphere as he expertly uses our town as his backlot. Bogart is equally fine as the tortured artist, but one look at the self-proclaimed asshole on the golf course and you’ll instantly know that he is indeed not a hipster. It’s one of the few light moments in an otherwise conventional, purposefully grim meditation on a character that’s been done to death."
He gives it two stars! SPECIAL VIEWING BONUS: the film's producer, Ron Najor, will be answering questions after the 7 p.m. shows tonight and Saturday.
ALSO. I know that my partner Scott Marks is not a fan of screening DVDs, but I've always been willing to make an exception for Cinema Under the Stars because of the venue. And now, they take online reservations! Tonight's feature: Magic Mike, the movie that should have won Matthew McConaughey the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Or at least Best Song for "Ladies of Tampa."
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