Ruby Sparks Directors Faris and Dayton


Control is best used as a boundary but not entrapment whether in work, relationships, parenting or in this case directing the new romantic comedy Ruby Sparks. Add this movie to your list of ones to watch.

MUA was at the Ritz Carlton in DC last week to meet directors, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine). The married couple and career partners are a wonderful working example of living your passion. I’d like to know how they combine their efforts so seemlessly. They do seem to embrace a mutual respect for one another. What makes them, as well as Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker) and John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), so human and compassionate is that they truly care about people. All of these particular directors remind me of Justice Sonia Sotomayer, who replied the same, when asked by Platon, on a photoshoot for the cover of Latina Magazine, what makes her a good judge. She said as her hand went to rest over her heart, “Because I care.” Seems control, whether supreme or sublime, is best expressed through serious concern with a partial mix of freedom.


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