By S.T. VanAirsdale
Some of this Valentine's Day's movie news of note from around New York:
--I personally haven't bought into Valentine's Day for a while now, but the NYC film love-ins today imply my minority shrinks more and more every year. Take Manohla Dargis's survey (however qualified) of this year's Film Comments Selects series, in which "[b]oundaries of geography, genre and taste are tested and occasionally trampled" -- but, you know, that's a good thing, especially when it comes to Asia Argento. The House Next Door, meanwhile, features a deeper, warmer embrace for FCS highlights including Ulrich Seidl's "adventure romance for the new century" Import/Export and Inside ("So hot it burns").
--The Alliance of Women Film Journalists today published its inaugural "Men We Love" list, and God bless them, they've included me. Thanks, AWFJ! I am soooooo getting laid tonight.
--Your odds of picking up tickets to tonight's Young Friends of Film screening of Harold and Maude -- to be introduced by Jonathan Demme -- are slimmer by the minute, but the 92nd Street Y offers a scintillating V-Day date alternative: Kathleen Turner will be discussing her dishy new book Send Yourself Roses, which has evidently made new, litigious friends of everyone from Michael Douglas to Nicolas Cage.
--Finally, from the co-directors of God Provides and Fish Kill Flea, a romantic sneak preview of their forthcoming The Patron Saints. Don't say I never gave you anything on Valentine's Day.
Posted at February 14, 2008 10:17 AM
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