I found this on gawker and had to share. Written by comedian Pardis Parker, this beautiful, funny, award-winning short film tenderly tells the story of a hate crime, and how the victim found humor even in the face of hatred. Parker was living in Montreal shortly after 9/11 when he found his car spray painted with the words “Go Home Arab”. The incident inspired him to write his first movie, Afghan. Enjoy. xo Dre
An Ode to the City of Angels…
Los Angeles is the featured city and second installment in a series of short films created by French filmmaker Jean-Claude Thribaut together with Louis Vuitton, featuring various world cities as gender. Sarah St. Lifer of Refiner 29 humorously and truthfully says, “Leave it to a foreigner to accurately define our city.” In this two minute film, he essentially defines LA in a way only someone who has lived here, loves it, and really gets it, could.
The writing is poetic with lines like “L.A. has a vague, cool restlessness–a mystery running through its veins.”, and “LA is a loner, stretched under the sun, its luxuries are time and water.” Images of film lots, the LA river, Melrose Ave., DTLA, LAX, and the Sunset Strip just to name a few, flash as you watch and hear the most accurate and beautifully written piece about LA I’ve seen in a while. Its a love letter to my city and frankly, I’m flattered. Enjoy… xo