Monday, March 30, 2009
Reviews: Know Your Mushrooms and Intangible Asset No. 82
I'm close to wrapping up my SXSW coverage for Variety -- honest! -- and today I have reviews of two interesting documentaries on-line: Ron Mann's Know Your Mushrooms, a film certain to gladden the hearts of fungophiles everywhere, and Emma Franz's Intangible Asset No. 82, which casts a respectful eye on the efforts of Australian jazz drummer Simon Barker to gain an audience with the legendary Kim Seok-chul, an aged Korean shaman whose intricate, improvised drumming has inspired and challenged him.