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Monday, March 06, 2006

Live from the Brattle Theater

Academy Awards 2006!
Academy Awards 2006!,
originally uploaded by barthjg.
When you don't have a TV on Oscar night, the fortunate in Cambridge head to the Brattle Theater. It really DOES define an independent movie house. But on this evening, lucky ticket holders got to watch the proceedings on the big screen---with some wine, beer and snacks to make the whole thing festive.

Of course people were there in tuxes and gowns, glitter and high heels. There was booing (at Keanu and Sandra), heckling (at the Hummer TV ad) and laughter (at the awful musical/dance segment for the film Crash).

Mostly, though, the crowd was attentive, passionate, happy, enthusiastic about films. Not movies. FILMS. Cin-eh-mah.

Crash? Best film?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Holy Shirt!

David Gergen
David Gergen,
originally uploaded by barthjg.
Presidential advisor. Editor. Speaker. Professor. 'Public servant.' Author. Cambridge resident.

Light starch. Shirts in boxes not on hangers.

Me and David. We share the same dry cleaner.

"You see him on CNN? That's his shirts!" says the excited Vietnamese owner, pointing to Gergen's dry cleaning awaiting pickup.

Small town.