Like “The Tale of Princess Kaguya,” one of my favorite films from last year, “Song of the Sea” is a gorgeously-rendered visual experience wrapped around a folktale narrative. Also like “Kaguya,” “Song” is among those films nominated for Best Animated Feature in the up-coming Academy Awards. Yet while my vote would probably still go to the anime, “Song of the Sea” is not to be ignored.
How does the world seem to you? Do you grow older, finding you have a pretty good understanding of the way things work socially, politically and scientifically? Or do you find yourself often puzzled, caught up in a web-like mess of extremely complex systems you have no clue how to grapple with despite honest attempts to learn a thing or two each day?
Somewhere in Appalachia, idyll and decomposition cohabitate uneasily in the hearts and bodies of those who refuse to die, though they’re given every opportunity to choose death.
The Twin Cities metro area has hundreds of permanent art displays and mini historical exhibits around town. For just over a year now, a company named Puny Entertainment has been putting some of their own work on display in northeast Minneapolis.