Ten Minutes at the Movies

I love going to the movies. I don’t go very often, and I’m not good at going by myself, but when I do find myself in the theater, it’s such a treat to be swept away into whatever world is on the screen. This year it was particularly lovely to go to Hawaii with George Clooney, and to London with Michelle Williams. My life is tres glam, you know.

Sometimes, though, it goes beyond that, and movies are an inspiration.  Who hasn’t watched Roman Holiday and longed for a bit more freedom and fun a la the princess on her Vespa, or Pride and Prejudice, and took heart at Elizabeth Bennet’s high standards, her verve, her spunk?

One of the best things about the Internet is that it’s making way for small-scale filmmakers, mini-movies, and interesting subjects and ideas, a little pop of inspiration or beauty into an otherwise regular day.

I’d love to share some of the best little films I’ve seen lately:

Keep Calm and Carry On

Fresh Guacamole

The Power of Music

Baking Bread

Kony 2012

Street Skiing

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