My sister R got M and I a truly thoughtful and nice gift for xmas -- two SIFF tickets to two movies...not during the festival, but now. We've gone to both and thoroughly enjoyed them. They've inspired us to go to more of these, especially on weeknights because it was so much fun!
The first movie we saw was a "classic" -- Diva -- the 1982 french pop/punk film. Neither of us had seen it and it was fanTAStic. Interesting too, as much of what was being worn etc. seemed of today -- not 25 years ago. Don't know if that means it was way ahead of its time or if we're merely back to the future today.
We also saw a new independent documentary called Billy the Kid, a very touching look at the teenage life of Billy, a 15-year old boy with asperger's. He's a very bright, sweet kid who basically has few filters when it comes to communicating. As he's interested in girls and music and all the regular stuff teens are into, its really something to experience it all through Billy's eyes. M and I walked away thinking that we were just like Billy growing up, we were just a *little* better at knowing what to share vs. what not to share. Billy's openness was often cringe-worthy and emotionally touching simultaneously; if you want to relive some of your awkward years, this will bring you back and make you realize that no matter the affliction, we're really all in this together.