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Sunday, October 15, 2006

"As Smart As They Are" at E.Vil City Film Festival

Yesterday, I went to see for the first time my new friend Joe Pacheco's documentary "As Smart As They Are: The Author Project" at the E.Vil City Film Festival at KGB Bar's Kraine Theater in the East Village. The small, but sophisticated audience, including yours trully, included a fella who travelled from Philadelphia to see the doc about one of his favorite bands, One Ring Zero, headed by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearts, a duo who perform with an ecclectic array of instruments including the accordian, the claviola, and my favorite, the Theremin. In the doc, the group enlists the help of authors such as Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, A.M. Homes, and Rick Moody to write lyrics for their latest CD, "As Smart As We Are."

I ran into Joe outside KGB Bar, and we headed over to another venue for the E.Vil City Film Fesitval, 11th Street Bar, where we caught a few short documentaries: "Squatter Days" by James Fattu, "RNC2004: The Occupation of NY" by Chris Fiore, and "Brave New York" by Richard Sandler.

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