In the presence of greatness–

Tonight I went, with two friends, down to the Ritz Five, to see a Philadelphia Film Society screening of a new movie that’s just starting to get some buzz and will be in selected theaters soon. It is “The Thing About My Folks” and Paul Reiser wrote it and stars along with Peter Falk. It’s about the dysfunctional family that you’ve always wanted to belong to, but just when they are slowly starting to learn to function. But funny.

Another great part of the screening I attended tonight was that as the credits were rolling, in come Paul Reiser and Peter Falk. It was such a kick to be in the same room as them (it’s the only time in a movie where I wished I had been sitting in the front row). They were funny, normal and totally devoted to making this movie a success. Over the next couple of weeks they will be sacrificing sleep, time with their families and any semblance of orientation to geographic location, to talk to people all over the country about this movie that was a labor of love for them.

So, when it opens here at the Ritz, do yourself a favor and go see it. You won’t be sorry.

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