Art selling .
Three films in the last year have reminded me what I miss about the challenging avant garde days of yore. Across The Universe (dir. Julie Taymor), INLAND EMPIRE (dir. David Lynch) and I'm Not There (dir. Todd Haynes). Interestingly two of these films the Bob Dylan, not Bob Dylan drama I'm Not There and the Beattles' musical Across The Universe both invoke a time and place in the pop lexicon where experimentation was encouraged, expected and needed. Is it no longer needed?