Saturday, March 8, 2008

I've Missed You, Errol Morris

I can't believe the past five years have been Errol Morris-less! That's far too long. But I'm super excited, because I get to go to an advance screening of his new film, Standard Operating Procedure, on Wednesday, March 12th. It doesn't open until some time in April, so this is a huge score.'s not even a public event. It's the special Chicago critics' screening in the really awesome little screening room! I was there once before, but it wasn't really a press thing (it was still awesome - it was a screening of Into the Wild followed by a Q & A with Emile Hirsch). So, this will be a totally new experience.

I'm so insanely lucky to have a hook-up. I wouldn't even ask if it wasn't Errol Freaking Morris! Ahh!! I adore him and everything he's ever done. Seriously. I pretty much worship him. I love him with a burning passion reserved for only a very few filmmakers in my life. The Fog of War is one of my ten favorite films of all time, and he's the best documentarian ever. Are my expectations high for Standard Operating Procedure? Of course! Are they too high? Probably...but I don't care! It's Errol Morris!

Further evidence of his infallibility is his short film, "The Nominees," that opened the 2007 Oscars. Enjoy! Bask in his brilliance!

Reunited and it feels so good...


Bill Treadway said...

I still remember what Morris said when he won the Oscar

FINALLY! I never thought the Academy would never recognize one of my films.

Seriously, the man should have five or six of them.

Lisa Draski said...

I know! ONE? He really should have five or six.