The Problem of Leisure: 4/25-4/27
Centuries ago, Academy writers fine-tuned the art of leisure in all its manifestations–opium haze lounging, harem collecting, scrapbooking.
Here they pass that knowledge onto you; the result is a highly-polished calendar of events called The Problem of Leisure.
I am again returning to the Denver Art Museum for the next round in the Take Two series. “The only thing I think about when I hear Taxi Driver is: Scorsese, De Niro, Schrader, Chapman, Foster, Herrmann, Shepherd, Brooks, Keitel the other Schrader brother, Boyle and of course Travis Bickle. This is what auteur theory is all about.”
Wong Kar-Wai’s first English language My Blueberry Nights is starting Friday at the Mayan Theatre. “This film will have a hard time stacking up to WKW filmography, even his BMW short was wise enough not to cast Norah Jones. But I could be wrong about Jones. She could turn in a Faye Wong-esque performance and make people forget about her 97 Grammys.”
Malcolm X is kicking off the Spike Lee retrospective at the Starz Film Center, which will conclude with Spike in the flesh next Thursday evening on the Auraria Campus.
I no longer attend “concert” that are hosted inside sports arenas, but in my younger years I saw plenty of over-budgeted, behemoths passed off as musical experiences. If that is your type of thing, I would recommend going to the Pepsi Center on Sunday to see an attraction beset of the best known hipster-hoppers on the planet: Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. Plus, you’ll get to ogle Miss Umbrella, ella, ella. That could be worth the ticket alone (if it meant you didn’t have to trap yourself in an arena, I’d rather shoot myself). Enjoy the show!!