Topsy Turvy (The World Turned Upside Down)

This week has been all over the place. From connections to deeper connections, this week has been a whirlwind. I go through so many periods of being lost. I should be a cartographer.

Yada, yada, yada.

I was lucky to attend a free screening of “Blindspotting” last night at LACMA that was followed by a Q&A of Barry Jenkins, Daveed Diggs, and Rafael Castel. It was powerful and inspiring and everything people need to see now. It was good in many ways and again, so appropriate in these turbulent times. I love the narrative, I love the hip-hop wove into the narrative, I love the rhythm of the actors, and I love the layers of all of it. It’s funny. It’s dark. It’s stressful. It’s sad. It’s good.

Following all of that was a poetry group of kids that nailed living in a place that’s being gentrified. The girl behind me was snap snapping away and I felt the need to snap too but also like everyone would know I’m a snap virgin. She had a great lewk too. I’m kinda obsessed with all these people. The director of the film program was also there rocking the evening. She said it was the first film they’d done so I’m curious to see where this program leads.

The fact that it was a free press screening/audience reaction plus the writers and actors being interviewed by Barry Jenkins was a YES from me. LA, I don’t love you like I used to but you go and do things like this and I wonder how entwined our destinies will be.

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