To Be Heard

November 7th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized

Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I should go to documentaries more often. I went to a screening of To Be Heard last night, a documentary about a writing program at a high school in the Bronx. When I walked over it felt a little like a homework assignment, but the filmmakers were better than that. It’s like some nonfiction books are a chore, but you read them anyway because you want to learn about the subject. But others are page turners, because the writers managed to make it a story instead of a lesson. This was a page turner.

I took this before the screening began, and that’s actually a still from a different movie. There’s a documentary film festival going on. In fact, they very nicely asked us to leave quickly after the Q&A so they could get ready for the next film.

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  1. 2 Responses to “To Be Heard”

  2. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on Nov 7, 2010

    I’m jealous of all the cool things you have up in NYC, like this.

    I’ve put the bird feeders back up and have a picture on my blog in case you’re interested. Are you planning on doing the same this winter?

  3. By Stacy Horn on Nov 8, 2010

    It’s funny you should say that because there’s a section in my book where I’m talking about the loser-ish aspects of my life and my editor said, “Most people would see your life as glamorous,” which it’s not, but I got a sense of what she was talking out. There’s a lot of things which make up for life’s disappointments.

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