In addition to an outstanding film festival, Seattle offers a very
cool museum combining two of the obsessions of its founder, local Microsoft
billionaire Paul Allen: science fiction and rock and roll. I visited the Experience
Music Project/Science Fiction Museum (EMP/SFM)
with YH and fellow FIPRESCI juror, stalwart Gideon Kouts of Paris.
It's the elephant in the room when you're
talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's
uncool to bring it up, but how can you not at least mention it?
Very easily, as it turns out, because the
affable, self-proclaimed geek has accomplished enough on his own to make his
pedigree a mere footnote.