Walk: Kabuki Theater (The Oranges), Cantor Museum/Stanford
Distance: 2.5 miles
Busy Sunday: preview of movie and discussion after with Cinema Club and then down to Stanford for a docent tour of African Art I saw without tour a few weeks ago. Didn't like the movie but found the discussion interesting as most people (who stayed for it) liked the movie a lot. More and more with docent art training and other experiences I'm learning to to 'appreciate' how differently people can view the same thing. In the case of today's movie I still believe my view is the most 'advanced,' but also think it is hopeless to bring people to my take on the movie. It was one of those comedies that is based on very unfunny, uncute, emotionally complex situations and I kept seeing the real situation and not the humor because, to me, the director (or writer or...) didn't do a skillful enough job lifting the reality into the humor realm. But there are often so many laughing people at unfunny comedies and I feel 'superior,' isolated and sad as I listen to them. The movie was The Oranges with a whole slew of actors you'll know (and who do really good jobs -except, and here's the problem, the character, Nina, on whom the movie depends. I don't know if it is her acting, directing, or whether she had an impossibly and chronically unsympathetic, unempathic and shallow character to work with). Coming soon to a theater near you. Wonder what you'll think if you go.
Anyway, the docent tour was good and it was nice to get to the sun in Palo Alto.
Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley