|Title:||The Last Western|
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|03.15.06||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
Day 419 of SXSW... Blake crashed on my couch last night and had an interview downtown with the Hard Candy people at 10:30... So I was down there in time to see an 11am movie and I picked this: a doc about Pioneertown, CA, an old west city set that was built for use with B-westerns and the Gene Aurty show in the 40s and early 50s until it was deserted around 1955 and left for dead only to eventually have all sorts of weirdos inhabit it. I guess the hell's angels used it for a while, then it was big for dope dealers and whatnot and nowadays it's mostly home for alcoholics and old people. I was reminded a lot of the Salton Sea doc that screened at the Alamo a few months ago... except that was a better movie.
I have to confess though... I guess I can do one night with less than four hours sleep but after two nights my ability to watch mediocre movies falls drastically. Not only did I doze during this movie, I actively tried to sleep through the last half of it so I would be more awake for the good films coming up later tonight. The problem was that after explaining the history of the town itself, it started telling the stories of the people that live there. I don't care about those people, so that = nap time.
Luckily the director wasn't there or anything so I didn't inadvertantly insult anyone by closing my eyes.