a low budget movie about a pair of musicians who meet and form a friendship. she is a czech immigrant making her living through selling flowers and cleaning homes. he is a street musician who also works in his father's vacuum repair shop. the two are drawn to each through loneliness and a love for music. the music is sweet. the story is touching and real. i liked it. you may too.
2. Alice Neel
a documentary about the artist directed by her grandson, andrew. she was a great portrait artist and an anti-establishment seeker of fame. the movie is a little slow at times, but fascinating for anyone interested in art or psychology. alice's sons are particularly intriguing. the older one went from living in alice's bohemian home to being a right wing lawyer. was her rejection of mainstream society worth it since she was successful in the end? i'm not sure. check it out. but not when you're tired.