Todd Field, director of In the Bedroom and Little Children, is one of my favorite American directors. Today as we talked, we were surprised to make these connections:
- He lived in Northeast Portland while I lived in Northeast Portland.
- His mom taught at a Baptist kindergarten. My mom taught at a Baptist preschool.
- He grew up in a conservative Lutheran family. I grew up in a conservative Baptist family.
- I spent my weekends watching 99-cent double features at the Village Theater three blocks from my house. And the guy running the projector during that time was probably Todd Field.