Ulu Grosbard‘s extremely good and true Straight Time came out on DVD on 5.22, and it feels weird being in Italy (heading back to the U.S. tomorrow morning) and not being able to rent it, and not hearing or reading all that much about it online. Is everyone asleep back there? Except for Once and Knocked Up and I forget-what-other-films, the movie world is a relative desert right now, so the availability of Straight Time, Prince of the City and If… on DVD should be cause for a major heads-up. By the way, Los Angelenos will want to catch a special Straight Time screening and panel scheduled at the Los Angeles Film Festival on 6.23 at 6:30PM, at the Billy Wilder theatre in Westwood.