They then took me to the nicely laid-out Thai Film Museum for a great tour through the history of their film industry (and more vintage technology)!
This was our tour guide:
this proto-Hummer used to bring movie screenings to people around Thailand. Like a video Sound System! It has a generator, collapsable screen, projector, and speakers. What's not to love?:
it was interesting to see shadow puppet traditions in the context of animation:
Apitchatpong Weerasethakul was sleeping there (he just won the "Palme d'Or" award @ the Cannes Film Festival for his new film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives."
(Thank you digital).
And finally we enjoyed a delicious feast by the river, at the edge of the Wat Donwái Market. They also gave me some Thai music, so watch for the BKK Mix. Thai hospitality in full effect.