Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Awesomeness Alert: Up To Speed

Most of the time, Facebook ads serve as mindless fodder that I never look at. However, one caught my attention by letting me know that director Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed And Confused, Waking Life) was teaming up once again with Timothy "Speed" Levitch (The Cruise, Waking Life) to create a travel show like none that have come before. If you're already familiar with Linklater, Waking Life in particular, then you may remember Speed Levitch as the wandering dreamer on the bridge who tells our dreaming hero, "On really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion." There is something really endearing about Speed, he is an eccentric yet extremely endearing guy whose love of the forgotten history of America makes for a really fascinating and entertaining program. "Why The Fuck Not," indeed.

"Up to Speed" Promo from Mike Saenz on Vimeo.

Watch it here: http://www.hulu.com/up-to-speed

Keep up with new episodes and interesting stuff on the Up To Speed Facebook page.