Cutting Room for September 12


In an age of Kickstarted shenanigans and other tomfoolery, here comes some positive news: Dan Mirvish has made good on a 20-year-old promise. When his investors on Omaha (the movie) first backed his project, it had to seem like a bit of a longshot. No, these investors will not be retiring on this unexpected windfall. One of the checks I saw was for $8.14. But the thing about patrons of the arts is this: we don’t fund things (just) to profit. Seeing Dan symbolically (more than anything else) acknowledge people who let him make his movie is a sweet reminder of the positive relationships that can (and should) occur between the funded and the funders of cinema.

I was super relieved to find out that Running From Crazy, a documentary screening on Tuesday Oct 7 at 7 pm at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater, is not about my reaction to seeing a clown. Instead, it is a documentary about the impact of mental illness on multiple generation of the Hemingway family. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, and it is in advance of “A Time for Hope and Healing” luncheon that The Kim Foundation is hosting and at which Mariel Hemingway will be the keynote speaker. I’ve always wondered what “keynote” means. I realize I could Google it, but I was kind of hoping it would be organically revealed to me by now. What? I have different hopes and dreams than most.

We live in the strangest possible timeline. Follow along: Bill Murray will not be in Ghostbusters 3. As of now, all that is known about Ghostbusters 3 is that it will feature female leads. Someone asked Murray, who will not be in Ghostbusters 3 who he thinks should be in Ghostbusters 3. He said Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone and Linda Cardellini (you know her, just Google). Now someone asked Wiig, who has not been approached about Ghostbusters 3 if she would do Ghostbusters 3, and she said yes. Not that they wouldn’t have been considered anyway, but if any of those ladies wind up in Ghostbusters 3, it is sure going to look like a random reporter’s question to Bill Murray is responsible. Also, that’s the most number of times anybody but Dan Aykroyd has ever said Ghostbusters 3

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