For the next ten days in El Paso, Texas, the historic Plaza Theatre will be showcasing a slew of classic films. Some of the titles include Gone With The Wind and Marry Poppins. There is a movie to suit everyone's taste, and prices are cheap; ranging from free to $8. It's also a great way to support local happenings as well as have a look at modern masterpieces. The film will also hold special events such as "A Conversation with Nick Clooney". Nick Clooney is the father of George Clooney. He is also a film and arts enthusiast.
To say the absolute least, I am psyched for this festival. Film festivals are great. The people that they attract are amazing, and range from all types of social "labels". Today, I was fortunate enough to attend the Alfresco! Fridays' Sleepercar concert. Sleepercar, a side project of music man Jim Ward (At The Drive-In, Sparta). Sleepercar is one of my top five favorite bands of all time. I have been to so many shows, in so many venues. I have also gotten the chance to meet Jim Ward not once, but several times, the first being my freshman year at the Eme Nakia premiere. Sleepercar's music is the best. It has a country-ish, grungy and mellow fell all wrapped up in one. The vocals are spectacular, and the guitar is phenomenal. It is my absolute favorite driving music.
There were so many people at tonight's concert, located in the Art's plaza, in front of El Paso Museum of Art. The sound was great and the weather was not too hot. I was lucky enough to take a picture with Jim Ward (my third!). Today was a great kickoff to the festival's weekend and week to come.