Sunday, 15 May 2016
The First Monday In May
'The First Monday In May' is a documentary detailing the planning for the annual Gala and fashion exhibition that jointly serve as a fund raiser for the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
The planning phases that comprise most of the documentary are interesting in a celebrity watching way and therefore of little interest if you don't care to snoop into the lives of the rich and famous. Hearing hints of who is in and who is out and watching the machinations of table placement provides a frisson of excitement for celebrity snoopers.
The final twenty minutes or so when the audience 'tours' the completed exhibition is simply stunning.
My companion and I loved it.