My Kid Could Paint That is a welcome return to ambiguity in the documentary, while posing perhaps the year’s most intriguing mystery, even more so than last year’s diverting examination of art-world snobbery, Who the $#%& is Jackson Pollock? Even if only two films make up this exclusive subgenre (art-world exposé/mystery?), it would suffice. From www.film-forward.com
Guerrilla gardener movement takes root in L.A. area by Joe Robinson LATimes.com
There is no law against planting on city landscaping, except for ficus trees, whose roots wreck roads and sidewalks. The city discourages unapproved gardening but tries to work with road planters it discovers. "If you want to do this, my advice is to contact myself or the council person," says Arevalo. "We want to partner with people who care about where they live."
At a time of shrinking city budgets and skeletal landscaping staffs, it's a hint at where guerrilla gardening could go -- to approved brigades of citizen gardeners helping cities turn wasted space into food and flowers.