MOVIE MONDAYS: Carrie Neumayer loves movies but HATES STAR WARS!

Photo By Tara Kimes

Carrie Neumayer seems to be busy all the time. A few months ago, she co-founded and successfully ran the first ever Louisville Outskirts Festival, which featured only all-female and female-fronted bands. She also plays in two of Louisville’s finest bands, Second Story Man (who are working on a new record!) and Julie of the Wolves. If you haven’t heard JOTW yet, check out their song “One By One” from their fantastic debut album Create/Destroy:

Aside from playing music and booking shows she’s also a damn good artist. Like I said, she stays busy. But not too busy to answer a few questions about movies because after all, IT’S FUCKING MONDAY!

NN: What was your favorite movie of 2014, and what made it so good?

Carrie Neumayer: My favorite movie of 2014 was Boyhood. Beyond the novelty of the concept of following the same cast for 12 years as they aged, I appreciated the way that the narrative never went to a place that was predictable or emotionally manipulative. It felt very true to life and poignant. A close runner up would be A Most Wanted Man which was Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last movie. It was also a fun experience seeing the ‘80s movie Ladies and Gentlemen, the Incredible Stains screened this summer at Dreamland.

NN: Surely you watched plenty of horror movies last month. Care to share one that was particularly good?

CN: Honestly, I’m not a big horror movie fan, aside from classics like The Shining or Carrie. However, I love suspenseful movies and crime movies. I saw Gone Girl, which I thought was pretty good. I am really excited about seeing Foxcatcher and Nightcrawler, which both seem pretty scary and suspenseful.

NN: Of all the Star Wars movies, which one is your personal favorite, and why?

CN: Oh man. I’m sure this is blasphemous to many folks, but I don’t really care about Star Wars! I mean, I’ve seen the movies and enjoyed them to a certain degree, but to be totally honest, I’m pretty sure I fell asleep during almost all of them! I don’t like Star Trek either! Sorry!

NN: Can you think of a movie that you loved, but seemingly everybody else hated?

CN: The closest that comes to mind is Meet the Feebles which is Peter Jackson’s take on seedy underbelly of the Muppets! It’s so gross and wrong! I couldn’t stop watching!

NN: Do you have a favorite Christmas or holiday-related movie?

CN: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is probably my favorite! Last year, my in-laws and I watched 9 To 5 together and it was the perfect choice for some holiday togetherness that everyone could agree on.

NN: Lastly, talk about your last experience watching a movie in the theater. What did you see? Was it good? Was the audience well-behaved?

CN: The last movie I saw in the theater was Whiplash and it was excellent. It was about a guy studying jazz drumming at Conservatory under a pretty menacing instructor. I saw it at Baxter Avenue Theater last weekend with my husband. There were probably only a dozen other people there and they were all quiet and attentive. I heard it’s already gone from the theater now (due to low ticket sales) which is a real shame.