I had another emotional day. It started with being interviewed for David Gardner's podcast. I really didn't expect to be emotional. David was asking about the past films, and it was all hunky-dory. We talked about how I blend realities sometimes, so that it becomes easier to distinguish what's real in every day life sort of like a Zen koan or Sufi poetry. "In Sufism, there's this idea that if you can get underneath the seven layers of meaning in a poem, the student can wear t
Today was an emotional day, but it started out really unemotional. First, I got a tattoo of "Sometimes I Dream in Farsi" inside a heart I drew. That might sound funny. Let me start again. Voodoo from Voodoo Monkey Tattoo in Rochester gave me a tattoo of a drawing I did of the film's title in a heart. Such a cool guy and place. I talked about what the film was about -- a doc on me and my films, but also my family coming to America, and then me dealing with racism as a nine yea
Today was the first day of shooting, and I already cried like a baby. My therapist warned me that I'd have issues. She wanted to do this Gestalt Therapy during our sessions, but I told her I'd save it for the camera. When I told Aaron that, he bagged up laughing. I guess everything for art. Like Nemanja says: "I would die for art." In the morning, we did an interview with Panauh. Aaron was surprised with how open he was and even critical of me. "That's healthy," Aaron said. "