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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

No. 1 resolution: No resolutions. (Pssst: Film Forum)

OK, I lied. I've resolved to try to remember to write more frequently to the blog, with the hope that readers will be motivated to comment. So we're off to a strong start: It's still Jan. 1.
Just came home from seeing "Happy-Go-Lucky" at the Saratoga Film Forum. I identified with the main character's generally optimistic view about life and her desire for people to be happy.
I'm happy to have the Film Forum in town. I feel the same way about it that I used to about the Victoria Pool: that it's something of a great secret that more people should take advantage of -- and yet I don't want it to get so crowded that I can't get a seat.
I don't understand why more people, especially young adults, are not regular users of the Film Forum. They show the top-notch films that rarely make it to the mainstream theater; maybe Albany's Spectrum. Admission if four bucks for members, and popcorn and soda are a buck apiece. Beat that.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tucker said...

Barbara: Give up the blog. Your heart's not in it. You write a few hundred words every month or so about topics that are of no interest to your readers. One comment in the last 6 months.

The one positive: you are consistent with the quality of the "newspaper" you publish. Saratoga deserves better.

January 7, 2009 at 8:51 AM 
Blogger Horatio Alger said...

Barb,

At least change your photo to give readers the misguided impression you're doing something new here. Readers have been looking at that smiling mug for more than a decade now. It's time to upgrade.

January 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM 

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