the 2016 Silk Screen festival begins soon.. Excellent offerings and locations.. Lucky us.
It is both alarming and heart-rending to recognize what we've morphed into over the last several decades. TV shows soliciting cheap laughs by ridiculing those of us who might be somewhat different or eccentric or even a bit self-deluded now abound. Think Two and A Half Men, or The Big Bang Theory or American Idol for starters. The sort of programming devoted to, as you say, "openly mocking the deluded and talentless."
Yet you have no difficulty praising a film devoted to precisely that sort of thing, someone's idea of a "delightful comedy" based on the very very sad story of pathetic Florence Foster Jenkins, an easily manipulated innocent, cruelly mocked by the sort of people who'd probably have enthusiastically cheered at those Roman festivals where Christians were fed to the lions. I'm sorry but I have no desire to watch such a spectacle. I've heard recordings of her singing and it's no worse than what comes out of the mouths of the great majority of would be "rock stars" of our own era. What a heartless, bitter and cruel society we've become.
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