I know, I know, another movie review – but I just have to share the good ones I come across – they seem to be too few and too far in between. I had a chance to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi yesterday at the Boulder International Film Festival. A wonderful, wonderful film about a dedicated artist. Amazing. It reminds me of this Todd Oldham quote about "bothering" that hangs on my studio pin board –
"Somebody bothering to bother. To think that a man would devote basically his life's work to just the facade of the entrance to one building with the most intricate inlay – it was so great that someone bothered to bother. Because very few people bother to bother – it takes a lot of time and effort."
I think it's a good life motto, no matter how we embody it – and Jiro has done it exquisitely.
I'm going to see Salmon Fishing in the Yemen tonight. Add them to your Netflix queue or watch from them on a screen near you – Jiro opens nationwide March 12th.