Thursday evening the family and I joined in for a screening of the cycling film "Reveal the Path" at the historic Sun-Ray Cinema in Riverside, about circumnavigating the globe by bicycle and the personal interaction that only traveling by a bike can provide. It was a good time. There is a scene in which they slaughter a chicken in Nepal and eat it, which was a little far out there for most everyone in the theater, a scene that did nothing to move the story forward and if anything was a complete sideswipe to the warm feelings of human interaction and contemplative travel that the film was trying to establish. I think the film maker was trying to interject some profound statement about the differences in cultural perspectives and values; trying to demonstrate the uncomfortable faces of the travelers as they watched their host empty the critter all over the place and then showing the faces of all at the table as they feasted wide-eyed on the prepared meat. The guy could have at least had a sharp knife for crying out loud. For the first time in my life I've actually related to the PETA battle cry of "Meat is Murder" That poor chicken got street-bitched and plucked warm.
On a brighter note, Sun-Ray sells Rolling Rock. Yummy.
If you get a chance, check it out.