a woman under the influence

Today is the day I introduce a new feature on Cute & Delicious, one that I’ve been wanting to share for some time now.

I love movies. Adore them.

The truth is, I like movies more than cooking fancy recipes or riding bikes or knitting or sewing. Shawn and I watch a lot of movies. Countless. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you might have heard about our Halloween movie parties where we’ve watched horror movies for days straight without stopping (or sleeping).

Since movies are such a big part of my life and I wanted to incorporate that love a little bit more on the blog. I’ll be featuring a few films here and there that I love, just to share them with you all.

I’m starting with one of the most amazing films Woman Under the Influence It’s a portrait of a slightly eccentric woman, but also a peek into a family in 1974. While many of Cassavetes’ films are dominated by a male presence, this film is really an ode to Gena Rowlands.

I was completely captivated by this film the first time I saw it. Rowlands seamlessly portrays a woman who is on the brink of normalcy, just a touch stranger than everyone else. It is uncomfortable to see her act out, but you love her all the same. You can see how her husband, played by Peter Falk, loves her just as much because of her quirks as in spite of them. It is an intimate story of a family that could be like any other but just isn’t quite. (more…)

vegan bake sale at handmade nation craft fair

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know Vegan Bake Sale will be selling cupcakes at the Handmade Nation premiere craft fair this Saturday. So come get a cupcake (or two) and check out the other crafts and demos. The craft fair is from 2 – 6 pm and is free to the public. Handmade Nation looks like a great documentary too, so I would recommend seeing one of the showings as well. Get advance tickets and info at the Cinefamily site. Hope to see you there!

Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater

611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036

Saturday August 15th 2009

2 – 6pm

Bicycle photos and Cinefamily nostalgia

Just a quick update to let all you vegans know about some cool upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.

Pics or it didn't happen

First of all, if you’ve been missing the tasty decadence that was Doomie’s Home Cookin’ you have a chance this Saturday to bask in the glory days. Team Midnight Ridazz is hosting a photo show to raise money for Aids Life Cycle. The show will feature photos from Los Angeles artists (including my favorite Studiodrome) documenting local bike culture. I don’t know the entire roster but I know a few of the associated artists have really amazing photographs and they’ll be selling for dirt cheap. Not to mention, it’s all for a good cause. Besides that though, DOOMIE’S will be catering the event, so you can come and get a taste of their food if you never had the chance or just miss it like crazy.

Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater

Also, this Sunday, The Silent Movie Theater is having a rummage and bake sale. From their website:

Sunday, May 10th, from noon-5pm, is our First Annual Cinefamily Rummage and Bake Sale, a wonderful opportunity for all of you to come by and sift through (and purchase!) the various relics and oddities that have been cluttering the theater’s hallways, stockrooms, and storage spaces since we opened. Items range from the typical (audio and film equipment) to the quaint (vintage books and posters) to the NSFW (seriously, I can’t even print it here). Come for the delicious treats, stay to pick out something special from our magical stockpile of weirdness. You might even find something for your mom (she mentioned you don’t call enough).

Besides the fact that this is a really cool place and I’m sure they’re going to have amazing things for sale, there will be cupcakes from Vegan Bake Sale for you to enjoy while you browse. The Silent Movie Theater is one of my favorite theaters in Los Angeles and has some really fantastic screenings. This theater is one of the few places you can see rare films in amazing condition and obscurities that will blow your mind. Despite the name, not all the movies are silent, but they do have a handful of those as well. They’re also a non-profit so all the proceeds go to obtaining even more awesome films to share. If you can’t make it to this sale, you should still check out the theater if you have a chance.

The Silent Movie Theater is located at 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036

Anyway, I’ll be there! You should be there! We should all be there! See you this weekend.