I've been sitting here staring at my computer screen stunned for the past hour or so, trying to focus my brain enough to come up with anything to say that's not THE WORLD IS ENDING ET CETERA but failing miserably... until an email just came through from the Film Society of Lincoln Center that is, announcing a new series that is, to put a finer point upon it, of a kick-ass nature.
It's called "Going Stedi: 40 Years of Stedicam" and for the first second that sounds a little bit technical and dorky but then you look at the movies they're showing and a warm feeling washes over you (and it's not even that you peed your pants in hot anticipation either) -- they will be screening Martin Scorsese's After Hours (aka my favorite Scorsese) (and on Christmas Day no less!), they will be screening Ken Russell's Altered States, they will be screening Jonathan Glazer's Birth, they will be screening Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, they will be screening Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, they will be screening Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia and Boogie Nights and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, and for god's sake they will be screening XANADU.
You can read the entire press release with all the films (yes there are bunches more) over at their site. The series runs December 16th - January 3rd, so if you're in NYC over the holidays you now know where you should spend at least a couple of those hours.