Friday, April 29, 2011

My Heart is An Idiot

Davy Rothbart is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine, a brilliant magazine devoted to publishing pictures and items that people have found.  He is also a contributor to NPR's This American Life.  My Heart is an Idiot is a funny and poignant documentary covering a two-year FOUND magazine tour in a van visiting hundreds of cities around the United States.  The film's main focus though, is Davy's quest for true love.  Including video footage of Davy's romantic entanglements from his younger days, the movie documents his attempts to convey his love for a certain woman and features Davy receiving advice on love from people he encounters around the country, including Ira Glass, Newt Gingrich, and Zooey Deschanel.

I found My Heart is an Idiot completely engaging.  The film takes you along on Davy's both funny and frustrating journey around the country and through his thought process on love.

My Heart is An Idiot
Special Chicago screening at
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Ave
(just south of Chicago and Ogden Aves, near the Chicago Ave Blue Line CTA station)
Saturday, April 30, 2011
at 7pm

Both Davy Rothbart and film director David Meiklejohn will be present for a Q & A after the screening.
Suggested donation is $10 and $8 for members of Intuit
Other screenings on this 15-city tour are listed here.

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