- UPDATE 10/6 - Thanks for all of the entries!! It was really inspiring to read about your stories and how NYC inspires you, so I decided to throw in a $25 gift certificate to a runner-up. Here's what they had to say:
Drum roll...winner is Adal G. Enjoy the movie!
To me it has always been inspiring to experience different cultures. In NY you get to see all these different people combine and adapt into an environment that most often is different to their place of origin. The way they adapt and they try to reproduce "home" in the city is just amusing to me.
NY to me is inspiring by its local and foreign people; its smells (the good and bad ones); the rust in every building and dirt in the trains (I can skip the rats); and most importantly, because of the freedom to see myself in such different sceneries just by walking through neighborhoods.
Runner Up: Chris L.!
How DOESN'T New York inspire me? The city that never sleeps always pushes me to keep going no matter how tough or how mundane the daily grind might be. It offers up new experiences every minute of every day that you couldn't find anywhere else. It shows you a wide range of cultures and lifestyles that teaches you to be open to more and more. Most of all, it just inspires me to live life and never miss a beat.
Congrats Adal and Chris!
This film is the highlight of the 47th Annual New York Film Fest this year, and I have a pair to give away to a lucky reader! It is currently SOLD OUT and is an $80 value for the pair of them. Thanks to ABC-7 and The Film Society of Lincoln Center!! I am unfortunately unable to go, but I definitely plan to see it in theaters when it comes out in November.
TO ENTER for a chance to win 2 tix to the sold out showing of Almodovar's BROKEN EMBRACES on Sunday 10/11 @ 5p:
- Become a Fan of NYColor on Facebook (see sidebar) and EMAIL me with your answer to: "How does NYC inspire you?"
- A winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday at noon, so enter now! Must be available to pick up tickets Thursday night (TBD).
Broken Embraces / Los abrazos rotos
Pedro Almodóvar, 2009, Spain, 128m
Moving from Madrid sound stages to the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands, the incomparable Pedro Almodóvar takes us on an emotional roller coaster that barrels from comedy to romance to melodrama to the darker haunts of film noir. A blind screenwriter learns of the death of a powerful industrialist, triggering a flood of memories that encompass a tale of naked ambition, forbidden love and devastating loss. Penelope Cruz, the screenwriter’s muse (and Almodóvar’s), has never been better, nor more ravishing, and she’s ably aided by Lluis Homar (Bad Education), Blanca Portillo (Volver), and a wonderful newcomer to the Almodóvar stable, Rubén Ochandiano. The luscious cinematography is by Rodrigo Prieto (Amores Perros, Brokeback Mountain). A Sony Pictures Classics release.