This past weekend was rainy; today, Martin Luther King Day, is rainy. What better way to spend a rainy day than to cuddle up in front of a fireplace and read, or watch some good movies. I had the opportunity to do both this weekend. I dug into an old book from the 60’s, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, who recounts her rather traumatic childhood in segregated America – an appropriate topic for us to revisit this Martin Luther King Day.
I also saw the Latvian film, January, directed by Viesturs Kairišs, at the Scandinavian Baltic Film Festival at the Wilburn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The Festival Director, Jim Koening, has done a wonderful job of bringing the best films “from the top of the world”, from Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to LA each January. I would recommend that you check out the schedule of films showing next weekend and check out the Festival.