Arlen was very nice, but he didn't sit in my lap and meow. He already has a home anyway.
Val and I went to see "fur" at the Ritz 5. Ostensibly, or allegedly, I should say, about the life of photographer Diane Arbus the film actually "documents" an entirely fictitious three months at the end of her marriage where she meets a bunch of circus freaks and has an awakening of sorts. Nicole Kidman is adequate as Diane, Robert Downey Jr. gives a stellar performance as Lionel, the dog-man, but ultimately I found the movie unsatisfying. I kept waiting for it to be about Diane Arbus, like the ads had told me it would be. The fantasy never ends and relies heavily (and often heavy-handedly) on Alice in Wonderland imagery and borrows whole cloth from the story of Psyche and Cupid. If they'd taken Diane Arbus' name out of it, it would have been more successful.
The best thing about the movie (apart from winning one of the XPN prize packages for my great depth of trivial knowledge -- go kyle) was seeing a trailer for "Labyrinth of Pan" -- which looks like it's going to be stunning.
Today Vitalij has a concert somewhere that we're going to try and go to. I'm also going to check out the new M8 at leica day in bryn mawr.