Leaning In, When We Should be Repulsed
Misleading stats on America's unhoused population, wellness retreat woo, and endless praise of Zuru. Can we just stop?
Hope you’re good.
I’ll be able to show you the Mister Organ trailer very soon.
My documentary opens in New Zealand cinemas on November 10. I’ll see you there.
If you’re in America — Mister Organ has its world premiere next week on September 24 at Fantastic Fest. I’ll see you there. I have butterflies — let’s eat steak or fire guns afterwards, or do whatever it is they do in Texas.
If you’re in LA, Mister Organ plays at Beyond Fest on Tuesday October 4 at 7pm, at the Los Feliz 3. It’s a free screening (woohoo!), and you can get your tickets from 9am on the day. I’ll be there. See you for a chocolate shake at Fred’s afterwards. This is what Beyond Fest has to say about the film:
Director David Farrier took us to the edge of sanity with his previous documentary ‘TICKLED’ which found something sinister behind the curtain of a tickling competition and its organizer. However, with ‘MISTER ORGAN’ he takes us over the edge as he once again faces a human being who seems to contain a darkness within them that engulfs anyone that enters their orbit.
What starts as a story surrounding Bashford Antiques, a small shop in New Zealand, that seems to charge people who became notorious for clamping cars and issuing outrageous fines turns into a portrayal of one Michael Organ – a strange and sinister man whose facade hides so many twists that you’ll not know what to think by the end.
To reveal any more would be a disservice to Farrier’s ingenious film – just know that you’re not likely to see a more outrageous and disturbing documentary this year.
It’s okay to be sad an old lady has died — but also please let’s just get on with things now please, and live in the hope that one day leaders can earn their position to lead, and not simply be plonked into it by birthright.
That depressing tweet was deleted and followed up with something but more uplifting, thank gosh:
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming support we have received we now have volunteers to run our Monday session as usual. As a reminder we are not a government service and run solely on people’s donations of time, money and food.