Here are a few final photos I took in Northern Italy: Larry would have loved to have attended an opera at La Scala, but this photo has to do… a final snack apples from near Trento, and huge strawberries from southern region of Basilicata. Phone booths — now empty — in the lobby of a high-class hotel in Stresa.
I watched this film and liked it. It’s worth watching — less sentimental than most American films.
I also watched Brexit, which is a drama produced in the UK. This is an excellent political thriller — all unfortunately true. Actors portray Nigel Farage (remember him?), Dominic Cummings and all the luminaries — a lot of Tory hacks too — who figured out how to get 3 million previously unknown and undeclared voters to vote FOR Brexit.
Monsters and Men is also worth watching. A white NY city cop shoots a black man who is selling cigarettes on a street corner. He’s selling them singly –one by one… this film shows how three black men respond to this horrifying event. One man is a cop; one is a job-seeker; and one is an 18 yr old high school student. The job-seeker had anonymously posted a video of the killing and the fall out is immediate. The acting is excellent; the writing and story line are believable and thoughtful. Couldn’t take my eyes off the screen… see a trailer here: https://youtu.be/tRP2yYJF_GI