There are days when I sit on the floor, leaned against my bed, pen and paper in hand with every intention to create something – sketch out one of the million ideas that are floating around my head, write down a weird poem or an inspiring quote in some funky lettering, etc.
Then there are those days when I can’t seem to muster up the brain power to even write my name (like this past Tuesday). Thanks to Netflix, I put down my pen and paper, and turned on an intiguing find, buried deep in the “New Releases” category, Frances Ha (instead of How I Met Your Mother, Season 4, Episode 12).
The movie, shot entirely in black-and-white, follows Frances (a wannabe modern dancer) from New York to Sacaramento to Paris in a quest to figure out how to do what she wants to do. Similar to HBO Girls, Frances tends to constantly question herself in a way that’s super endearing, relateable and humorous at the same time.
It’s films like Frances Ha – artisically shot, thought-provoking, “New-York”ish – that seem to refuel my verging-on-empty tank of inspiration. I highly, highly suggest it for a Tuesday night spent in bed, with your laptop, if you’re feeling blah.