the day @lloydkaufman took over Instagram

Instagram was my safe zone.  It was my world I could disappear into after a long day of work where I always knew I could find comfort and solace in miniature pugs that look like ET

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or baby ducklings nestling with golden retrievers or fluffy Boo puppies snuggling with rubber duckies in a bathtub.

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And then came the day when my world was shattered.  I opened my Instagram to find the shocking news:  my dad had joined instagram and @lloydkaufman was taking it by storm, he had tagged me in a charming photo reuniting me with my long lost sister, Melvina — the resemblance is uncanny.  Goodbye puppies and fluffy kittens, life as I knew it will never be the same.   So go ahead, follow him.  Everyone else already is…

Reunited with Long Lost Melvina

Reunited with Long Lost Melvina

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Gravity, Nebraska, 12 Years a Slave… CLASS OF NUKE EM HIGH?!

We kicked off 2014 to premiering Troma’s ‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1’ at the Museum  of Modern Art.    Yup! The MoMA selected ‘Return to Nuke Em High’ for it’s CONTENDERS series, a selection of films the museum’s film department determines to be “a contender for lasting historical significance.” That’s right folks, there we were, a Troma film, directed by dad, Lloyd Kaufman, sandwiched in between ‘Gravity’ ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Blue is The Warmest Color’ and ‘Nebraska’  I don’t think Alfonso Cuaron’s screening ended with a live Bollywood Dance…

In case you missed it, check out Kurt McVey’s awesome piece in Interview Magazine: WHEN TROMA MET MOMA

When Troma went to MoMA

ABOVE, L-R: RETURN TO NUKE EM HIGH: VOL. 1’S STARS CATHERINE CORCORAN, ASTA PAREDES, AND DIRECTOR LLOYD KAUFMAN. PHOTO BY VENTIKO, TAKEN AT LA LUZ IN BROOKLYN.