Thursday, August 3, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things 4-7-17

This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up!

So what am I celebrating this week?

Still film festivalling…  I've seen a couple more films, both of which I really enjoyed.

Step is about a school for girls in Baltimore.  Selected to go to the school at eleven, the school promises every student who graduates will go to college.  The film follows several girls in the inaugural class through their senior year.  All these girls perform on the school's step team, something that has given them discipline and something to work on as a team.  I really enjoyed this one and wished I'd been able to take my kids to see it too.  These girls are seriously underprivileged and work super hard for everything because they know this school has offered them one shot at a better life.  My kids could learn something from them.

Dealt is a fascinating documentary about Richard Turner, a card magician who is among the best in the world.  And he is good!  Even with the camera following his every move, I couldn't figure out how he did most of the tricks.  And what is even more amazing is that Richard Turner is blind.  I mean, most of us couldn't shuffle and deal with the kind of dexterity Richard does even with good eyesight, and this guy manages to do it without being able to see at all.  It was a really interesting look at a man and his life.

And there are still 10 days to go!

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Glad you're enjoying the festival. It sounds like a lot of fun :)

  2. Dealt sounds fascinating.

    I'm celebrating having a eureka moment for a story idea, one that sort of demanded to be written ASAP, even though I have other ideas I should be working on.

  3. Those sound like great films. Have a great weekend!

  4. Wow! Dealt sounds really fascinating! Blind a magician? I'm celebrating a restful weekend ahead. Happy Friday :)

  5. Both of these do sound fascinating. A blind magician! Wow! I would imagine that would be even more challenging. Step sounds inspiring. Thanks for sharing. :)