Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Bohemians Dreaming at Dendy

“I read poems, and I think, Yes, that’s quite a nice idea, but why can’t he make a poem of it? Make it memorable? It’s no good just writing it down! At any level that matters, form and content are indivisible. What I meant by content is the experience the poem preserves, what it passes on. I must have been seeing too many poems that were simply agglomerations of words when I said that.”
Philip Larkin, Paris Review interview, Summer 1982 (courtesy of Patrick Kurp)
Does It Help to Know History? Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

Enjoy the best of classic and contemporary Central European cinema as part of the second Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.
The theme of this year’s festival – a quarter of the century since the fall of communism in Europe and the 25thanniversary of the Velvet Revolution, a historical event in this part of the world, is  remembered in a special screening of the award winning trilogy Burning Bush, by acclaimed Polish Director Agnieszka Holland. Czech & Slovak Film Fest

Coda of Reeling realities / Maids are no longer servants

What people cured of blindness see

Shoes that show you the way

The double life of Ming the cat (aka as Cleo): Two families locked in custody battle over Siamese who has secretly had two homes for ten years