Saturday, December 6, 2008

Diary of a Times Square Thief

I really want to see this film:

'Diary of a Times Square Thief documents a journey of discovery: the search for the writer of a mysterious diary that the filmmaker found on Ebay. This manuscript describes the adventures of a young man who, in the late eighties, left the Midwest of the United States to go to New York to realize his big dream: to find a publisher for his work and become a writer. He fails, and the diary gives a frank and confronting account of the author's subsequent downfall. This is where the diary ends; its last pages have been cut out with a knife.

Diary of a Times Square Thief consists of small, intimate portraits of some of the colourful characters described in the diary, who could have known its writer. Through these encounters clarity gradually emerges about the fate of the talented but failed author, and about the value of chasing dreams. In addition, the film paints a vivid picture of the world-famous Times Square area when it was still a dramatically brutal urban jungle'.



4 comments:

Klaas said...

I'm glad that you like to see my film. It may come to Toronto next year. Best wishes from Amsterdam.

Klaas said...

I would like to let you know that the documentary has been selected for the HOT DOCS festival in Toronto, at the beginning of May 2009. There will be three screenings. I hope you'll be able to make it to one of the shows! With best wishes, Klaas

Ima Ventriloquist said...

Klaas, thank you so much for taking the time to write! I am planning to see your film while it's here! Perhaps, I'll even have the pleasure of meeting you! If you have free time, please let me know as I would love to take you for coffee or tea!

Congratulations on your film being selected for HOT DOCS!!! Wonderful news! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've just returned home and only now do I see you reply. It would have been very nice to meet in Toronto. You should have come up to me at the Q&A. I do hope we'll have the opportunity to have a coffee at another occasion. Now I really have to do my best to have a new film at HotDocs next year! Best from Amsterdam! Klaas