Thursday, August 6, 2009

Did you know that Facebook is the new Disco?

According to Rajendra Ro, who moderated a Q&A with The Last Days of Disco writer/director Whit Stillman and actor Chris Eigeman following a screening of the film at MOMA last night, the internet has become the modern day equivalent of nightclubs in terms of social gatherings.

Maybe it's just me, but isn't the modern day equivalent of nightclubs… nightclubs?

Ro's awkward comparison was met with uncomfortable laughter and started the Q&A off badly. It did get somewhat more interesting though. For example, I learned that Drew Barrymore's mom was in The Last Days of Disco. She played the Tiger Lady.

This was the fourth PopRally event I've attended and for the whopping price of $8, it included a pre-movie cocktail reception, a screening of one of my favorite films followed by a Q&A with one of its stars and the director and then another cocktail reception. You can't even buy one ticket to a new release for that in New York City!

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next, PopRally!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The moderator was an embarassment. Obstesibly he is conversant in Stillman's work or at the very least film but he seemed more interested in the dissapointing news that Chris Eigeman is not gay.
Perhaps his aside that he'd been cocktailing with Stillman and Eigeman during the screening was true but that barely forgives the poor excuses for questions he had.
If the Eigeman and Stillman were hammered too then they carried it off with great aplomb. Someone was out of their league.