Girl Meets Boy. {film}

get elephant's newsletter

And it’s cold outside & they stay home all day & watch movies.



Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact.

~ Robert McKee


Say I was a girl and say I met a boy and say we liked each other like it’s 2012 and the calendar is coming to an end and our missing cat just returned. And say today felt like a Saturday and we could take a break from all the spinning & losing & winning. And wake up with nothing else to do but stay home under blankets, eat green fast food & light all kinds of fire…

Here are 10 mostly-indie, recent, must-see films we’d watch if it were up to me; and it will be if you just give me ten minutes.




This is where it starts, when we’re still ghosts who don’t have much of a body but only scattered, inkless words and a little bit of winter soul.


This is where we finally meet and all is black & white & speechless, like the snow outside.


This is where it turns epic and colorful but before it does, he makes more popcorn and I blend up some green smoothies; and then we stretch and do a few unspeakable things.


This is where we laugh ‘til our abs hurt (even if it’s not funny).


This is where real life walks in unexpectedly and it’s hard and unscripted and we don’t speak French and the subtitles are too fast to read.


This is where it’s time to play & turn up the body volume because nothing else makes sense and the dog really needs to go for a walk.


This is where we remember when it started to hurt and why we love bikes and that we all die alone and no one really knows what it’s like to be you.


This is where we start growing old and we decide to save our love letters and sepia photographs in the basement; so that our great-granddaughter can find them 50 years later and turn them into a movie or a book or both.


This is where we feel like life has taught us something after all; and also that we’ve learned nothing yet.


And this is where the world ends…


Or does it?


Stories don’t have a middle or an end anymore. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.

~ Steven Spielberg



is a new feature on Elephant Journal—enabling you to instantly share your mindful ideas, photos, art, YouTube videos/Instagram links & writings with our 5 million readers. Try it Now.

Write Now

About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.


8 Responses to “Girl Meets Boy. {film}”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    I wrote the boy half of this blog two years ago.

  2. skavinger1984 says:

    I've made it my mission to watch all of these!

  3. Lori says:

    Which movie goes with your comment -"This is where we remember when it started to hurt and why we love bikes and that we all die alone and no one really knows what it’s like to be you."
    It wouldn't let me play it :-(.

    I can't wait to see all of these, especially Pina – looks fantastic.

    Thank you Andréa!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.