Saturday, April 23, 2011

In between Earth Day and Easter

Carts of Darkness simply captivated me. It's an hour long and if you can wiggle it in sometime between the egg coloring and ham, you will not be disappointed. Carts could have easily slid into the depths of sanctimonious liberalism, but it never even gets close to that edge. The men of Carts speak for themselves with razor-sharp clarity.

Carts has something loud to say, but it never shouts.  And it is not possible to imagine a film more perfect for this in-between Saturday. You'll not find a more subtle nod to yesterday's Earth Day or a more evocative pose for the WWJD? set just in time for their holiest of days.



Jesus Christ? If you've got your ears on, brother, give this one a look and then tell me: what the hell would you do?


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12 comments:

Ms Amanda said...

I just don't know... Made it to 30 mins before I had to leave. I just don't know...

Ms Amanda said...

Left, came back, logged back in, finished it. Still at a loss for words.

james2285 said...

As an alcoholic and a snowboarder i admire the men in this film and the man who made it. I can only watch and enjoy vicariously there curage and freedom. I really really loved the ending.

Jim

DogsDontPurr said...

Wow. Just Wow on so many levels. Thank you for posting that.

Erin O'Brien said...

How many people do you know who have everything yet all they do is complain and grouse and suck the light from all around them? Then you meet these men and fall upon your knees at their unflagging joie de vivre.

They don't have their hands out. They aren't heroes. They know how they arrived at this life. Yet their humanity is towering.

Vance said...

Freedom is a choice. We all live the way we want to live, regardless of what we say to others. Thanks Erin.

Bill said...

These guys definitely need a union. The work saftey issues are a huge problem. It's questionable whether or not minimumb wage is being met. The recyling industry is taking advantage of this downtrodden work force.

Contrary Guy said...

"They don't have their hands out. They aren't heroes. They know how they arrived at this life. Yet their humanity is towering."

In other words, they're Canadian.

At some point I expected Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys to show up and provide expert commentary on the carts.

Erin O'Brien said...

Bill, please put your wife on the phone. Thank you.

Dear Wife of Bill, please do something. Thank you.

swine said...

You're back, baby! You've been un-banned by my place of employment. Will check out the docu. later this afternoon. At work, natch!

Lemme piss off Bill for a moment here: I'm a gov't employee and I plan on doing SHIT this week, sans hanging out on Twitter and Facebook, on your tax dollars. Muahahahahahaha!

Aiight, just kidding...I have tons of crap to do, but just wanted to give ya a scare.

Erin O'Brien said...

Aw hell. I wish Alex wasn't kidding.

Bill said...

Erin: Ha
Swine: Ha