Yes, as a matter of fact it is true that I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Rushmore,
and it is entirely possible that I got an extension on it. And yes,
there probably was some irony in writing a quasi-academic paper on a
movie about a sheltered private-school idyll as a graduation requirement
at a sheltered private school. And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that
those afternoons in the library watching Max Fischer and Miss Cross were
part of the happiest days of my life, and that I wish I still believed
in a world where everybody ended up dancing in slow motion to the Faces.
I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then do it
for the rest of your life. For me, it’s watching Rushmore. Academy.
- Best paired with: Anderson Valley Summer Solstice.
- Also showing: Up in Smoke (Laurelhurst).