Sunday, December 07, 2008

"Thirteen Conversations About One Thing"

Perhaps this 2001 film is well known but when I stumbled across it late last night on PBS it was all new, and an unexpected pleasure. It's an unusually thoughtful set of interlinking vignettes that tell a subtle story about life in New York. As low key as it is low budget, there's plenty of despair and contrition that play out in an unvarnished manner, but there's also hope and an underlying message of the importance of humility and small gestures of warmth and shared experience.


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