The Date: December 13
The Movie: Living in Oblivion (1995)
What Is It?: Tom DiCillo expands an indie short film poking fun at indie filmmaking into an indie feature film poking fun at indie filmmaking, Brad Pitt (though DiCillo denies it), David Lynch (though DiCillo denies it), and Hollywood’s depictions of little people (not sure where DiCillo stands on this). Everyone in this movie is fucking brilliant, so it kills me to single out the brilliance of Steve Buscemi as the director, Rica Martens as his mom, Dermot Mulroney as the cinematographer, Peter Dinklage and Catherine Kenner as actors, and James LeGros as a Hostess Twinkie Motherfucker. Everyone else is brilliant too… even the boom operator! It's not his fault the frame-line keep changing.
Why Today?: On this day in 1957, Steve Buscemi is born.