Maurice Sendak seems like he’d be a cool person to hang out with at his house in Connecticut with his German Shepherd, Herman, just like, drinking wine and listening to him complain about people. I can see why Spike Jonze made a documentary about him. It sounds like Sendak is unhappy about the fact that “Where the Wild Things Are” has defined his career, which seems a little sad. Also sad, he is gay, but hid this fact for about 50 years in order to protect his parents, who never knew. Bah!
A lot of interesting stuff in this documentary. You can see a screening for FREE tonight at Liberty Hall in the Ace Hotel. Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs will be there to answer questions about the movie afterward, and there is a drink special on Moscow Mules.
20 W 29th St.
Between Broadway & 5th Ave [Flatiron]