I finally learned how to open a beer with a lighter.
And I met two new people and I brought them to my favorite movie theater.
It's in the attic of this old warehouse in the Mission, you ring a buzzer and they let you in and you climb a staircase and when you get to the top - you're in a room with old film reels stacked floor to ceiling, with machines from the 40s collecting dust all around. The theater seats about 30 people. Christmas lights, two old projectors, musty couches that smell like old people. We sat in the back and drank some beers and watched two hours of vampire movies from the early 20th century. The show was called 'Suck on This' :
People didn't always have the technology to make things look convincingly real. They had to convey their intentions with metaphor and symbolism and abstraction. They had to be creative with fundamental tools that we take for granted now. Why do we now default to bringing all narratives into this reality? Why do we default to realism? Why does everything have to look as if it were true? Why can't we have no-fly-zones for realism? Why can't we reserve a part of the universe just for all that is unfeasible and impossible?
Let's bring the ability to dance in the sky as if there weren't gravity (1:20 - 2:06)...