17 September 2008

Autumn 2008

Things have been a little busy over the summer.
I've been slack.
I have a ton of stuff, collected on my travels to post and seemingly less time to post it than I ever had and less time to watch films. I also wanted to do a mini-blog of my road trip as I have done previous years. I hope to be able to get around to that as well as keeping this a little more updated.

Cine Dore: Filmoteca Espanola

The first time I was in Madrid I visited this place and saw 'Reflections in a Golden Eye', this summer I saw; 'The Deadly Companions'. They also had a season to celebrate the centenary of David Lean. So, I've been explaining to people it is the Spanish equivilent of the National Film Theatre, which they re-branded as BFI Southbank. Well worth a visit and superb value for money, I think the film cost €2.75.
Cine Dore, Filmoteca Espanola, link.
Picture of the outside of the building, link.

Charlie Chalpin at Caixa Forum, Madrid

This is not only an excellent art gallery but an excellent exhibition. I went in wondering what an exhibition about Charlie Chaplin would be about and came out wanting to revisit all of the films. Which since returning from Spain I have slowly been doing in the little spare time I seem to have these days.

Caixa Forum, Madrid. More or less opposite the Prado, link.