The story of Jay DeFeo and The Rose is both a cautionary tale of obsession and an act of faith. For eight years, she did little else but sit on a stool in her studio, smoking cigarettes, drinking Christian bothers brandy while she painted and scraped away at her vision.
One of the great things about being a film geek in Kansas City is that we are in throwing distance of a pair of two wonderful festivals that celebrate terrific movies from the past and first-rate documentaries.
The love affair between McCartney and America has been a constant since The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. McCartney and The Beatles helped the rebirth of a nation, and America has never forgotten that.