Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Thing About My Folks

As I was leaving the theater during the Tribeca Film Festival last year, I saw a familiar face coming toward me on the escalator. The man was talking a mile a minute, and as he passed me, I realized it was Paul Riser! He was on his way to a Q&A for the screening of his film The Thing About My Folks. This was another film that I was unable to get a ticket to at the film festival, but I saw it in DVD last night. With Peter Falk playing his father, Riser tells the story of a man and his memories. This story is well told and drives home the point that not everyone has the same memory of the same event. It emphasizes compassion, caring and listening to others. This is a great road trip movie!

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