Sunday, April 11, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 4.11.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. The Alexander String Quartet (here):
2. Start of the SF Film Festival (virtual)
3. Dynamo Donuts in the Mission district


Cattle Kingdom
by Alan LeMay
Western, Classic, Pulp | Published: 1948 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
by Ali Smith
Literary, England | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

The Wife and The Widow
by Christian White
Mystery, Thriller, Australia | Published: 2020 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Alta Magazine
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Eat the Mouth That Feeds You
by Caribbean Fragoza
Short Stories, Horror, U.S., Mexico | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: virtual theatre for SF Film Festival (details)
The Dry (2020)
Director/Screenplay: Robert Connolly
Screenplay: Harry Cripps, Samantha Strauss
Based on book by: Jane Harper
Stars: Eric Bana, Genevieve O'Reilly, Keir O'Donnell
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Australia | imdb | my rating: 5

Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.

Lily Topples the World (2021)
Director: Jeremy Workman
Stars: Lily Hevesh
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

Lily Topples The World follows 20-year-old Lily Hevesh - the world's greatest domino toppler and the only woman in her field - in a coming-of-age story of artistry, passion, and unlikely triumph.

A Leave (2020)
Director/Writer: Ran-hee Lee
Stars: Ah-Seok Kim, Bong-ha Lee, Woon-Seop Shin
Drama, South Korea | imdb | my rating: 5

Middle-aged worker Jaebok recently lost a lawsuit asking for the invalidation of his recent dismissal. Sitting in a tent in the cold weather, he and his colleagues lose their will to fight further and feel pity for not being able to relish the time off work. Jaebok returns home but what awaits him are his daughters neglecting him and the feeling of worthlessness. His misery is aggravated because he cannot provide financial support for his oldest daughter's college tuition, and a longpadded coat that his little one has always wanted. The issues that director Lee has drawn attention to in her short films are now coalesced, developed and displayed in A Leave, her feature film debut.


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  1. The film festival looks exciting and those donuts, yummy. :)

  2. The SF Film Festival sounds very cool! And I love the look of that western pulp!

  3. Oh! I've been wanting to see The Dry since I heard it was being made into a movie, but I couldn't find it anywhere. The book was really good! Glad to see you enjoyed the movie. Happy reading and thanks for visiting my Sunday Post! :)

  4. Ooh, I didn't know The Dry movie had been made!

  5. I definitely want to watch The Dry.

    I always enjoy your Happy Things, and donuts are now appealing to me!

  6. Now I kind of want donuts.
    I'm not much of a movie watcher type of person. Looks like you had a great time though. I'm also not curious of The Dry.

    Hope you have a great week!

  7. Oh yum, donuts!! That's so fun that you can do the film festival online.


  8. Oh - don't tempt me with donuts.
    How did you come by Cattle Kingdom??
    I wonder how The Dry movie compares with the book.
    Have a good week and continued good reading.

    1. Found Cattle Kingdom at Alley Cat Bookstore :-)

  9. OMG I can't even remember the last time I had a donut.


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