Altenir Silva, my friend from Brazil, had a one-minute play produced at the New Workshop Theatre, Brooklyn College, in June.
It is called “She Loves Pepsi and He Drinks Coca-Cola.”
Needless to say, it is about relationships.
I told him it sounds like “Waiting for Godot,” only with a redhead with a Russian accent.
Altenir has written for Brazilian television and has also written several movies, including the touching “Curitiba Zero Degree,” about four men whose lives intersect in gritty corners of a large southern city.
The film has a hopeful message, rare anywhere.
The trailer for the film:
9/18/2016 06:19:17 pm
9/19/2016 12:03:48 am
this is nice article.
9/18/2016 07:56:51 pm
This weekend we saw Humans on Broadway. No formal plot, not much of a story, either. Dysfunction absent clever dialogue and ultimately without any insight understandable by me. Altenir's one minute, in my personal view, examined more substance about relationships than the ninety minutes I yawned through last night. OK, Altenir, give us 89 minutes more please and then let's book a theater.
9/18/2016 08:31:58 pm
9/20/2016 11:49:11 am
Altenir-I enjoy your sensitive perspective.
9/20/2016 05:34:04 pm
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.