It’s always hard to watch when someone in your family puts their talents up for the world to see.
Last night I went to see my cousin Barbara’s son, Archie Gips’ film “Chloe & Keith’s Wedding”.
The truth is that even if it stunk I would have said it was good. In fact before the movie started there was a very weird short of 2 people running through the woods with a strawberry tart that I thought was the beginning of the movie and I leaned forward and whispered to Barbara, “Very beautiful”
Archie comes from good stock. His father is an incredible artist and his mother is famous for writing the iconic line
“In space no one can hear you scream” among others.
You might have heard me say that I am the wind beneath the wings for my nieces and nephews writings. I haven’t taken full credit for Barbara’s success but I may have suggested that I did give her a leg up.
I’m fairly sure she came to me with “In space no one can hear you kvetch” and I told her “Barb, you’re close but go back to the drawing board. I’m sure you can come up with something better”
Does that make me a partial writer of the final product? You decide.
Now back to “Chloe and Keith’s Wedding”.
I loved it. It didn’t have a boring moment. It was funny and unique. I even bought the cd so I can watch it again.
I was so relieved that I wouldn’t have to make up something nice to say at the end of the screening.
Now I have to think of a way to take credit for it.