On my way to work this morning, Alice Cooper came on the radio to remind us that school’s out. When I got to my desk, I found in my inbox the much-awaited monthly email from indie theatre Movie Museum in Kaimuki to learn they’re screening Summer Hours (L’heure d’ete). HIFF showed Summer Hours in Spring 2009. Then I was driving into Chinatown to meet fellow blogger Dana at Manifest, when I almost ran over a group of seven middle schoolers. In short: Aaah, summer is everywhere!
At Movie Museum, TONIGHT Friday (6/5), Summer Hours is about a family’s struggle with what to do with their mother’s prized art collection after she passes. The leads drink wine, discuss art, share nostalgic family memories in patio-courtyard, hang out with Juliette Binoche, drink wine, make fun of each other, have rendezvous in Parisian apartments, did I mention they drink wine? Basically, you want your life to be a French-ensemble movie!