Friday, 26 June 2009

Baraboo

Baraboo is the directorial debut of Mary Sweeney, the longtime editor for David Lynch. It's on again at the Edinburgh Film Festival tomorrow, 5.45pm at Filmhouse and I think there are tickets left. It's a beautifully shot film, full of trees and birdsong, that quietly follows the lives of the people who live and work in and around a motel and gas station in Baraboo, Wisconsin. It's full of subtle observation, humour and hidden pain and is a truly beautiful cinematic experience.

6 comments:

Red Bird said...

Oh, it sounds wonderful, Juliet- thanks for the link!
:)

Angela Recada said...

How interesting! I didn't know there was a film about Baraboo. I live in Wisconsin, and have in-laws who live in Baraboo, and I've been here many times.

Did you know that the International Crane Foundation is located in Baraboo? If you're interested, their web address is: http://www.savingcranes.org/

I hope you have a lovely weekend. It sounds like you have a wonderful film festival in Edinburgh.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Angela - how interesting! I know of the International Crane Foundation though i didn't know they were in Baraboo!

Red Bird, it is wonderful, a total delight of a film...

yoon see said...

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The Weaver of Grass said...

I envy you being so close to all that culture Juliet.

Alison Wiley said...

Thanks for the tip, Juliet. It sounds good; thoughtful, worthwhile films are hard to find. My husband Thor and I plan to see it the first chance we get.