I was chatting with my engineer/musician/sound recordist friend Justin online a while back about a bad day he had in a Canadian city which shall remain unnamed, and I said to him, “Forget it Justin, it’s jerktown.” Many of you may recognize that as an allusion to Polanski’s Chinatown, but it was also something I wrote in an earlier post here about Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman. To underscore how clever I was being, I sent him this link.
Justin replied, “Oh, I guess I told you about the documentary?”
He hadn’t. I’ll skip the contents of a fairly fragmented online chat that was mostly me going :O while Justin told me about the documentary short that he had been working on, and instead tell you that I’ve just seen I Thought I Told You To Shut Up and it’s delightful, funny, sad, and packed full of cameos from a surprising number of extremely famous people who are all huge fans of David Boswell, many of whom attempted, in some capacity, to help a feature-length live-action Reid Fleming film make it to the big screen.
Check it out if you get a chance when it hits Hot Docs later this month.
Or I’ll piss on your flowers.