Hopefully someone with GPS and digital mapping tools for the delivery of site-specific information in narrative form will guide me to the venue.
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Mary Mc Donnell co-stars in a film directed by Richard Squires, his first. I.'s top psychological profilers gather on a remote island for a training exercise, only to find that one of their number is a rampaging serial killer.
KICKING AND SCREAMING Will Ferrell finds he has a lot of psychological baggage to unpack when the children's soccer team he coaches ends up in a tight contest with a team led by his fiercely competitive father (Robert Duvall). KINGS AND QUEEN Arnaud Desplechin, one of France's most gifted younger filmmakers, delivers a psychologically insightful story of a schizophrenic (Mathieu Almaric) and the controlling single mother (Emmanuelle Devos) to whom he was once married. Sounds like the latest variation on the Agatha Christie chestnut ''Ten Little Indians.'' Renny Harlin directed; with Christian Slater, Val Kilmer and Jonny Lee Miller.
LAYER CAKE More of those lovable British gangster lads from Matthew Vaughn, the producer of ''Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'' and ''Snatch,'' now turned director. ''Seventeen Times Camille Cassard,'' 2002) adapts a novel by Georges Bataille about a woman (Isabelle Huppert) who takes charge of the sexual education of her repressed son (Louis Garrel from ''The Dreamers''). MONSTER-IN-LAW Is it safe for Jennifer Lopez to show her, uh, face again? UNLEASHED The martial arts star Jet Li returns in a movie produced by the French action auteur Luc Besson (''The Fifth Element''), who is also the screenplay's co-author. Li plays an Asian orphan who has been raised by his Scottish guardian (Bob Hoskins) as a human pit bull.
Here's one of the wackiest (and most pagan) versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" I've ever come across, from the inimitable Annie Lennox...along with some greenery from the woods, a trio of Yule-tide bunnies, and a prayer for a day of rest.
May your holidays be joyous, but also restful and restorative. We need to reflect and rediscover the mystery that lives in us, that is the ground of every unique expression of life, the source of the fascination that calls all things to communion.
"We who have lost our sense and our senses -- our touch, our smell, our vision of who we are; we who frantically force and press all things, without rest for body or spirit, hurting our earth and injuring ourselves: we call a halt. "We declare a Sabbath, a space of quiet: for simply being and letting be; for recovering the great, forgotten truths; for learning how to live again." - from "Only One Earth" (The U.
I'm headed to Ottawa for a few days to do a reading and to check out Story Trek system at the Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab, a new Digital Humanities research facility at Carleton University.
Hypermedia Lab members collaborate on research projects related to digital text and narrative, game studies, theatre, film and new media cultures.