Went to the cinema today. What a truly great film - I'm Not There. (Me neither, maybe.) Todd Haynes is a brilliant film-maker. The musicians include Tom Verlaine, Jeff Tweedy, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Cat Power with a fabulous rolling organ just like The Band's, Sonic Youth, Richie Havens, Antony and the Johnsons and, and, and just listen to Stephen Malkmus singing 'Ballad of a Thin Man' and the gorgeous, bright kid, Marcus Carl Franklin, the only actor who actually sings in the film - 'When The Ship Comes In' - and Cate Blanchett and the other actors' perfect lip synchs. Lateral timing, layering, representation of how identity is never fixed, how anyone is a different person every five/ten/whatever years and Bob Dylan is an imaginative imagination. Post-modern, beautiful and terrific.

of course you can click on it to see this retro 70s poster in larger format


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