Thursday, July 29, 2010

california dreamin'

The Red Vic is a worker owned and operated movie house on Haight Street where you can see an eclectic mix of films and sit back and enjoy your popcorn in a wooden bowl and your hot chocolate in a ceramic mug.

One night I saw Fish Tank here. It was one of the best films I've seen in a while. A gritty British film about a girl growing up in a housing project and trying to find a way out. It leaves you in a bit of a daze afterwards. The performances are brilliant. A song that features predominantly in the film is California Dreamin'. I knew the Mamas and Papas version but had never heard the Bobby Womack, it's amazing. You can listen to it below.

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