p.s. RIP Jonas Mekas. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. I haven’t seen ‘BlackKklansman’ yet, but it’s the only nominated film where, if it won, I would be happy. Great and generous thoughts on Eustache. ** Keatoul, I like that name. London was awesome. And I say that as not a giant fan of the city. Cool, new bloggage. Everyone, Keaton has put new stuff on his blog, and that’s always a trip more than worth taking. Take it. ** Sypha, Well, yeah. But by the time that there’s been time to think about anything in any depth, so few people there are interested in talking about it anymore. Thanks for the London wishes. It went really great, maybe the best screening we’ve had to date. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. I had nice talk with Steven Cairns about you if you wonder why yours ears were burning on Wednesday night. He sends the warmest hi. Slow but sure progress sounds great, well, not at least when having to stand there in person waiting for it. The photo document looks really alluring. ** JM, Hi. I hope you enjoyed the pastry. I mean, well, duh, I guess. Got your email, and the rest is the immediate future! Wow, as someone who considers French cinema a Zeus head, that’s a very curious take. Not curious in any bad sense. ** Steve Erickson, I certainly agree with you. About the build up and 180. That used to be a British thing mainly. Well, on Facebook people’s screeds can go on and on. I don’t know about the other platforms. It obviously does have to do in part with the form of the site, the unspoken directive to post headlines and clickbait rather than essays, but I think the hair trigger venters and attention seekers are ultimately to blame. ‘Serenity’ just opened here, but it has a totally weird, completely different name that I can’t remember this morning. Everyone, Mr. Erickson has reviewed the new film ‘Serenity’ here, but adds, and I quote, ‘I feel kinder to the film now than I did when I wrote this immediately after watching it; I really respect the kind of leftfield but mainstream American cinema that it represents and which has almost entirely vanished, and ultimately the areas where it succeeds matter more than its flaws. ** Tyler, Hi, Tyler. Welcome. Well, I mean, sure about the Provincetown thing, but what kind of show? But in theory, yeah. ** Morgan M Page, Hi, Morgan! How cool that you came in here. It was really meeting you and selfie-ing with you. I wish we could have talked longer. Those situations are not geared to actual good talks. Hopefully another time. Thank you. And, obviously, hang out here and talk with me or anyone anytime you like. Take care. ** Bill, Hi, Bill. Thanks. It was great, an amazing screening, really fantastic. And London itself was interesting enough. Ha ha. Maybe January is slow here too. I have to think about it, but yeah. There was nothing going on in London in the brief time we were there. We kept saying, What should we see, and everyone kept saying, I can’t think of anything. ** Misanthrope, Hi, G. yeah, it went really well, thank you. Tuesday’ll be intense. Awfully glad you’re attending to your cough in the pro way. A lot done: *confetti*. ** Corey Heiferman, Hi, Corey. I saw ‘La Chienne’ so, so long ago that I barely even remember its barest bones. I remember when Renoir’s films were such a big deal, and now I almost never hear anyone mention them. It’s interesting. The puppets … oh, right. Huh. I’m going to remind myself to ask Gisele what she thinks. If there’s a puppet in something, she’ll know it. Thanks, and good day to ya. ** Right. I made a second one of these things for reasons lost to recent time. I hope you find it somewhere as pretty as I do. See you tomorrow.