Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hearts are funny like that.

Author, filmmaker, and frequent contributor to This American Life, Davy Rothbart, is the subject of David Meiklejohn's documentary, My Heart Is An Idiot.

The film follows Davy as he searches for love, and seeks advice from a varied cast of characters (Newt Gingrich, Zooey Deschanel, Ira Glass....). There are limited screenings occurring now...and I am intrigued.

Maybe it's because my heart has been an idiot too. Aren't we all familiar with being a fool for love, at least on occasion? And, truthfully, my over-intellectualized, carefully controlled normal modus operandi, is served well by a little foolishness. Although it can sometimes bring heartache, it can also, once in a blue moon, bring a whole lot of happiness....and that makes it all worth it.

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