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  • 2012 Movie Preview: Our 50 Most-Anticipated Films

    I had a bit of a failed evening on Friday night, in spite of great plans. First was a dessert themed birthday party, then an electro-swing event with live bands, stilt-walkers, fire, and a fashion show, and a BBQ at the batcave to nicely round off the evening. But then the toilet broke and flooded the bathroom, five different people cancelled on me, someone else stood me up at a bus-stop for an hour, and a homeless crackhead stole the box of strawberries I'd bought for the birthday party. So instead of forging forward and going to the wonderful events I still had time for, I went home, took off my pretty costume, and burrowed into my bed with home-made chinese food and the endings to every movie I'd fallen asleep in front of over the past month. (Gasland, I Love You Phillip Morris, Marwencol, Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life). Not the best or bravest reaction, but it wasn't the worst, either, so there's that.

    Sunday wasn't much better, but at least I put together an entire box of clothing to donate and got a start on my taxes. Small steps. Almost productivity.

    Tomorrow is David's birthday, (and it was just Ray's and Lori's birthdays, too), so we're going to see John Carter tonight in 3D. Then the day after, I leave on the early train out of Vancouver to go down to Seattle for a week. Don't have a solid plan on where I'm staying yet, but sometimes just about anywhere is better than here. It's going to be nice to see my people there. It's been far, far too long.
  • foxtongue: (see the sky)
    Filmography 2011, by Gen Ip


  • Films in order of appearance: http://filmography2011.tumblr.com/
  • The Making of Filmography 2010: An Interview with Vancouver artist Gen Ip.
  • Filmography 2010. (I cannot even begin to accurately unpack just how glad I am that she made another one this year. These make me so happy.)
  • foxtongue: (moi?)
    Portal: No Escape


    A bit of interesting trivia: this short was scored by Mike Zarin, the person responsible for the soundtrack of the first Inception trailer, the one featuring the giant, iconic THRUM which laid the groundwork for Hans Zimmer's score to the film.

    See also: The Gary Hudston Project, an elaborate in-game proposal level, and how it came into being.
    foxtongue: (beseech)
    I'm finding the newest Predators movie bizarre, as the formulaic genre pick-them-off is more than a teensy bit hilarious, (really, you just pulled out his entire spine with bonus! attached skull, okay then, and your leader wears a plastic goth-lego helmet with gold teeth on it, uh-huh), yet slathered with genuine moments of spookiness. Not what I was expecting.



    p.s.
    The Social Network aka the facebook movie:
    1. I had no idea I'm only two degrees away from Mark Zuckerberg.
    2. WTF is up with that freakishly shallow portrayal of women!! For reals, people. Sad!

    p.p.s.
    Yes, this is my literacy level at 4 a.m. I have a detailed and complex reduction of the various issues, but not the wherewithal to care enough to shove myself into the wakeful mental state required to properly unpack and spell them all out. Not that there's anything wrong with "reals", because there isn't. At all.

    p.p.p.s.
    I mean, seriously, fail! It didn't even, at bare minimum, pass the Bechdel Test.

    p.p.p.p.s.
    Beautifully shot though. Breathtaking. Truly masters of the craft. Fingers crossed that such movies will put an end to the loathesome blue/orange oversat nightmare that's cursed this decade.


    EDIT: Aaron Sorkin explais the misogyny.
    foxtongue: (moi?)
    The Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off this week, running from September 30 – October 15. I haven't given the VIFF Film Guide & Schedule my usual care this year, but I've managed to find a number of interesting films through word of mouth, with thanks especially to Andrew and Keith. If there's anything you think I might fancy that I don't have listed, please feel free to make suggestions.

    Sat, Oct 2nd: Win/Win, 10:45 am, Empire Granville. The 4th Revolution - Energy Autonomy, 10:45 am, Pacific Cinematheque. The Red Chapel, 12:30 pm, Empire Granville, (rush only). Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, 9:45 pm, Empire Granville.
    Sun, Oct 3rd: The Red Chapel, 10:45 am, Pacific Cinematheque. The Sleeping Beauty, 6:40pm, Empire Granville.
    Mon, Oct 4th: Ride, Rise, Roar, 9:30 pm, Empire Granville.
    Tue, Oct 5th: Turn It Loose, 1:15 pm, Empire Granville. Into Eternity, 3 pm, Empire Granville.
    Wed, Oct 6th: The Sleeping Beauty, 10:30am, Empire Granville. Transfer, 9:15 pm, Empire Granville.
    Thu, Oct 7th: Transfer, 1:15 pm, Empire Granville. The Sleeping Beauty, 4:15pm, Empire Granville.
    Fri, Oct 8th: Into Eternity, 1:50 pm, Empire Granville. Win/Win, 4:00 pm, Empire Granville.
    Sat, Oct 9th: My Words, My Lies - My Love, 9:00 pm, Empire Granville. Into Eternity, 9:30 pm, Vancity Theatre.
    Sun, Oct 10th: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, 11:00 am, Vancity Theater. Ride, Rise, Roar, 2:30 pm, Empire Granville.
    Mon, Oct 11th: My Words, My Lies - My Love, 3:00 pm, Park Theater.
    Tue, Oct 12th: Ride, Rise, Roar, 6:40 pm, Empire Granville.
    Thu, Oct 14th: The 4th Revolution - Energy Autonomy, 9:30 pm, Empire Granville.
    Fri, Oct 15th: The 4th Revolution - Energy Autonomy, noon, Empire Granville. The Illusionist, 9:45, Empire Granville.

    Of everything listed, the one I'm most invested in is The Illusionist, a film I've been enchanted with since the trailer leaked on-line last spring. "Based on an unfilmed screenplay by Jacques Tati, Sylvain Chomet’s animated follow-up to his worldwide triumph The Triplets of Belleville is a less manic and even more beautifully realized story of a down-on-his-luck magician in the 1950s and the young girl who is innocent enough to be spellbound by his talents. A true gem of whimsy and melancholy, graced by an extraordinary musical score."
    foxtongue: (moi?)
    Hayao Miyazaki's Ghibli masterpiece, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind



    Also, for those feeling a little less dystopian, but still seeking fantasy, Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away.
    foxtongue: (the welsh got you)
    Via Twitchfilm:

    Before The City of Lost Children, before Delicatessen, long before Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro would become international darlings, all the way back in 1981, the duo would make their live action directorial debut with The Bunker of the Last Gunshots. They had already collaborated on a pair of animated shorts by this point but Bunker was their first foray into the 'real' world and already their distinct style was fully on display. Running at 25 minutes, the start, seemingly post-apocalyptic film has been a hard one for fans to track down but the entire thing is now online and available for viewing. Take a look below.

    LE BUNKER from kapelaans.

    foxtongue: (b&w tony & jhayne)
    I pulled back. Wait. With one hand on his chest, I reached down with the other and plucked our favourite caramel from the small, expensive box on the bed. Here, so we'll always know what our first kiss tastes like. I put it between my teeth and held it there in my mouth, then leaned forward to his, and broke the dark chocolate into gooey citrus caramel just as our lips began to meet.

    The last few days have felt like a wonderful vacation from the various crushing worries that have been become the fabric of my recent life. Instead of worrying about rent or groceries or perpetually postponed photo sessions, I've been floating, spending time in Seattle with Tony, celebrating our one year anniversary with whatever pops into our heads. I arrived to find chocolates on the bed from Chocopolis, the place on Capitol Hill where the flavour of our unbelievably delicious first kiss came from. They no longer sell that particular sweet, but Tony bought approximations, and we fed them to each other like little bullets of joyful reminder, coated in smooth, delicious happiness.

    He also presented me with a copy of Taxidermia, so Friday night we stayed in, made supper, and let wonder unfold on the screen. Neither one of us had seen it before, but I've been quietly lusting after it for years, since seeing this clip when it was first posted. I warn you now, it's one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen, but it's relentless. I've been trying to think of a way to recommend it to people for days now, except I want to do so safely, so no one ends up traumatized. Describing it would ruin it. Telling everyone to see it would be a mistake. I mean, it's heart-stoppingly gorgeous, but there is a man with a flame thrower penis within the first ten minutes. It needs one of those old thriller movie posters that didn't bother with anything but NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!! in 89 point bright red type. Nothing else would be appropriate. I will say this, though, if you're a squeamish sort of body, either watch it with someone who will tell you when to look or simply avoid it altogether, excluding the scene I've already posted.

    Since then, we've wandered downtown, had dinner at the Space Needle, saw lightning, practiced our massage skills with ebony current cream, enjoyed at least one sleep-in of epic proportions, played peek-a-boo with a baby giraffe at the Seattle Zoo, fed popcorn to squirrels, been rained on with some red pandas, were pleasantly defeated by steaks at Morton's, and fallen asleep in front of Sonny Chiba movies and seriously vintage cartoons. Our love is awesome.



    ps. I also got him a present, but it's not here yet, so mum's the word until it arrives. Shh.
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  • Richard Schiff, (Toby in the West Wing), is starring in a religious comedy about a muslim who discovers he's adopted and was born a jew, Infidel.
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet, (of Amelie and The City of the Lost Children), has released a fantasy revenge comedy satirizing the world arms trade, Micmacs à tire-larigot.
  • Chris Morris, (of Jam and The Brass Eye), is coming out with a religious comedy about inept, young radicalized muslims in England trying to wage jihad, The Four Lions.
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    So, films to date:

    The Great Contemporary Art Bubble: Outstanding. Fascinating to see who was willing to say what in regards to arts trading, arts speculation, and rigged auctions. Some of the art was atrocious, but that's part of the point. Also, there's great satisfaction in seeing someone stick it so adroitly to Damien Hirst.

    Soundtrack for a Revolution: Five stars. I've never seen a better film on the fight for African-American civil rights. I hope for all of our sakes this film gets picked up scholastically. Interesting, too, to watch it in Canada, rather than the US. Also, hot damn, that was a lot of really good music. Extra points to The Roots playing with TV On The Radio.

    Castaway on the Moon: Oh my stars and garters, this was cracking fun. Korea, you win. Forever.

    Forbidden Door: Do not go. Four, possibly five twist endings painfully wrestle across the last ten minutes of the film, awkwardly obliterating any of the good what came before. If you must see it, leave as he sits laughing at dinner and before he bothers with the bloody stupid door.

    Air Doll: Exactly as expected, minus some confusion as to what, precisely, is a sex scene. Korean films are excellent, (apparently Air Doll is Japanese, it's only the lead who is Korean. My mistake.) the premise gives a certain shine to otherwise shopworn ideas about what is beautiful about living, and that's about it. Cute, sweet, slightly odd. Rent it with a date. Or don't.

    The Girl: Related somehow to Let The Right One In, it reminded me of short stories I read when thirteen. Calm, uncanny, yet utterly prosaic. My favourite film so far after Castaway On The Moon.

    Face: We walked out. It started off promising, with a truly excellent bit with singing fashion models in bunny suits and a reindeer trapped in a forest full of mirrors, but there wasn't anything else worth mentioning, except that our lives were made better by leaving.

    Today

    6:45 - Kamui Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7 (tentative)

    9:30 - Breathless Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7 (tentative)

    Tuesday

    7:00 - The September Issue Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7 (tentative)

    9:30 - Mother Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7

    Wednesday

    6:30 - Home Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7

    Thursday

    6:30pm - Cow Empire Granville 7 Th 2 (tentative)

    6:40pm - Canary Empire Granville 7 Th 1 (tentative)

    9:30pm - Bong Joon-Ho & Co: A 25th-birthday Tribute to KAFA Vancity Theatre
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    I'm not going to Seattle this weekend, surprise, because, gloriously, it is time to VIFF!

    The Vancouver International Film Festival kicked off yesterday, (Oct 1 - Oct 16), and I though I considered leaving town, it's the most fun you can have in Vancouver whilst only sitting on your ass. I'd be a fool to miss out. This is the schedule Tony and I cobbled together for our weekend glued to chairs and the silver screen, mowing down endless tubs of candy and greasy popcorn, only occasionally blinking in the hateful light of this-thing-you-call-the-outside as we quest for more substantial food than the traditional yet truly terrible movie theater hot-dogs.

    More to come later in the week, as this thing runs until the 16th and I'll be damned if I only go for three days.


    Friday, October 2

    9:15pm - The Great Contemporary Art Bubble
    Empire Granville 7 Th 1

    Saturday, October 3

    11:30 pm - Delicious breakfast
    Havana's on Commercial Dr.

    1:30 pm - Soundtrack for a Revolution
    Empire Granville 7 Th 2

    4:15pm - Castaway on the Moon
    Visa Screening Room, @ Empire Granville Th7

    6:00-ish - Birthday dinner with Mishka
    place as yet to be determined

    ?? - Delicious meat & wine & cheese
    Blood Alley's SALT.

    9:00 pm - Forbidden Door
    Empire Granville 7 Th 3

    Sunday, October 4

    10:30am - Will Not Stop There
    Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7

    1:00pm - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    Empire Granville Th7 (tickets are RUSH aka At The Door Only. We'll have to line up eaarly)

    4:00pm - Air Doll
    Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7

    6:20pm - The Girl
    Empire Granville 7 Th 4

    9:15pm - Face
    Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7
    foxtongue: (demille)
    Threadless is having a one-day "all shirts are $9" sale to commemorate 9/9/09.


    And you know what that means! Today 9 comes out, the full length stitchpunk feature produced by Tim Burton and Timur "freaking" Bekmambetov, the guy responsible for Nightwatch and Daywatch, (and distributed by my favourite company, Focus Features), based off Shane Acker's amazing Oscar nominated 2005 short film of the same name:



    Also, whimsical trend blog Urlesque have christened 09/09/09 as The Day Without Cats on the Internet. Please abide.
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    SPARK FX '09
    Jan 21-26

    "Ten eye catching classic effects laden films, 20 fascinating speaking events and 6 fabulous days. SPARK FX 09 is bringing films like Alien, Forbidden Planet, T2: Judgment Day and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers back to the big screen. Many will be introduced by historians and filmmakers to give you some insights into the making of these popcorn gems. On top of that Dennis Muren of ILM, Kyle Cooper of Prologue, Dr. Paul Debevec of USC and Jeff Barnes of CafeFX will be speaking at the show, as will dozens of other film, FX and games industry leaders. We'll have panels on pipeline architectures, rendering human beings, VFX in Vancouver and why practical effects still rock. Come join us for the week at SPARK FX 09 - you'll be sorry if you miss it!

    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad JAN 21 // 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl JAN 21 // 9:30 pm BUY TICKETS
    Forbidden Planet JAN 22 // 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS
    Alien JAN 22 // 9:30 pm BUY TICKETS
    Pan's Lanyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) JAN 23 // 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day JAN 23 // 9:45 pm BUY TICKETS
    TBD JAN 24 - Check back soon!
    Pleasantville JAN 25 // 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS
    The Abyss JAN 25 // 10:00 pm BUY TICKETS
    The City of Lost Children (La cité des enfants perdus) JAN 26 // 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers JAN 21 // 9:30 pm BUY TICKETS
    foxtongue: (26th birthday)
    Bill Murray has been crashing parties and hanging out with strangers.
    (It could happen to you.)

    Across the buildings, a slight gap in the clouds. Keith looks out and says, "oh look, a nice day." A shift in the sky and the blue goes away. Weather whispering gray. Today it snowed briefly in a winter half effort. White flakes, fat with promise, that melted as soon as they touched ground. Now, as before, it is raining.

    I'm glad my week has been wonderful enough to make up for the weather. I cried upon waking my first day back from California, mutely, pained, unhappy. "What's wrong, what is it?" A thousand things, a hundred disappointments, ten I could say aloud, but only one to share, "There's no sky."

    Tuesday: Finally seeing Cory McAbee's The American Astronaut on the big screen was absolutely fabulous. Officially Duncan was hosting it, but my involvement (with That Mike) brought me to the front of the room, answering questions as I sat beside him, swinging my legs under the table that only came up to his knees.

    Wednesday: Amanda Palmer's show with Zoë Keating and the Australian theater company The Danger Ensemble was outrageously Off The Hook. It's an expression I sometimes hate, but I can't think of anything more apt. Zoë Keating was exactly as mind-bendingly glorious as expected, but Amanda Palmer raucously surprised me. Her humour and spark and pure scintillating shine blew juicy, delicious bubbles of overwhelming near-religious delight into every nook and cranny of my brain. Just like everyone else at that show, I think I now love her. It was also a great time to play catch up, as people I love were in attendance I haven't seen in absolutely forever, like Dragos and Tall-Travis. (Also, Kyle, I said Hello for you. She was thrilled.)

    Thursday: As a fluke, while waiting to get in to see Zoë & Amanda Palmer, Andrew Brechin gave David and I a free voucher to Waltz With Bashir, a strong, very personal animated documentary into the horrors of the 1982 Lebanon war. Telling the story of the 1982 Sabra-Shatila massacre of Palestinian refugees through the director's own reclaimed memories, it was educational without preaching, and painful without guilt. At first I was skeptical of the animation style, which reminded me too strongly of old cut scenes and on-line java cartoons, but the story pulled us in, and the animation smoothed as the film continued, leaving us rapt as it drew to a close.

    Tonight: There's a Tom Waits Tribute Night at Cafe Deux Soleils from 8:30 - midnight. "a line up of the who's who in east vancouver gather together to sing the songs of one of the most influential artists around. his world of strange wit and hard luck characters has made a home in each of our hearts. come out dressed in black, red and your fancy feel ready to sing along and stomp the floor silly." Featuring: Blackberry Wood, Tarran the Tailor, my sweet and charming friend Jess Hill, our very own RC Weslowski, CJ Leon, Christie Rose, Chelsea Johnson of the Foxy House which hosted my birthday, Corbin Murdoch, Jeff Andrew, Buffaloswans, Maria in the Shower, Fraser Mclean, Christa Couture, Nick Lakowski, Sarah Macdougal, Pawnshop Diamond, Katie Go Go, and Mike the Swan.

    Tomorrow: Our all day, all night non-denominational, costumes optional, holiday social and house party to celebrate David moving in, with crepes in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and candle-lit silent black and white horror films until dawn. (In regards to BYO: Bring your own syrup, eggs, fruit, or toppings, bring tea, cookies, or pie, bring flowers, feathers, or figs, whatever you feel appropriate, but most importantly, bring yourself.) Extra guests welcome within moderation

    Bonus: Amanda playing Radiohead's Creep on the ukulele for Kyle and Neil at the Cloud Club.
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    As a one hundred percent fantastic welcome back celebration, Duncan's using his night at the weekly secret film school to present...

    THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
    a movie so good that it was introduced to me as a way to get into my pants.
    (Just typing that in caps sets the music off in my head)



    "Space travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis. Written, directed and starring Cory McAbee of the legendary cult band The Billy Nayer Show, this sci-fi, musical-western uses flinty black and white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier. We follow Curtis on his Homeric journey to provide the all-female planet of Venus with a suitable male, while pursued by and enigmatic killer, Professor Hess. The film features music by The Billy Nayer Show and some of the most original rock 'n' roll scenes ever committed to film."

    Tuesday, December 9, doors at 7:30, Vancouver Film School, 400 W. Hastings Street


    facebook event page
    foxtongue: (see the sky)
    Cory McAbee, fringe-music demigod, founder of The Billy Nayer Show, best friend of my last sweetie, That Mike, and director and creator of one of the most splendid films ever made, The American Astronaut, has finally directed a new movie with his mad and crazy band, Stingray Sam.
    "A dangerous mission reunites STINGRAY SAM with his long lost accomplice, The Quasar Kid. Follow these two space-convicts as they earn their freedom in exchange for the rescue of a young girl who is being held captive by the genetically designed figurehead of a very wealthy planet. This musical space-western miniseries is designed for small screens and perfect for screens of all sizes. "
    It's not Werewolf Hunters of the Midwest, the next film he was ostensibly working on, but it looks to be just as weirdly captivating. For extra points, his sweetheart co-star in this kooky Cowboy Space Musical is his wee little daughter, it's narrated by David Hyde Pierce, and rumour says it was filmed in only two weeks. I believe the proper response is Hell Yeah!!

    found via Marc-Antony, popular purveyor of joy
    foxtongue: (rawr)
    Video: Inside the LEGO factory.

    One of the benefits of having David move in is better access to his obsessive movie collection. One of the downsides of this is some of what's in his obsessive movie collection. (Which he put on the shelf in alphabetical order.) (Before you think I am ragging too much, I would like to point out that I have enough of my own OCD that I had to rearrange his DVD collection because he put it on the bookshelf wrong. I don't care if it's alphabetical, though I'll smirk a bit and wave my hands around and mock him as any good girl should, but, no matter what order, They Should Be Stacked, it saves space. Argh, bargle, why oh why do I even care? Etcetera. Yes, it's silly, but you're not the one living with me, so whatever. Keep reading.)

    Anyway. To begin our dirty exploration into his amazing collection of occasionally questionable cinema, we sat down last night and watched Neil Marshall's Werewolf movie, Dog Soldiers with Remi, Karen's very nice secondary, who's been staying with us the last little while, and let me tell you now, it was Not Good. Initial Sex Scene Where Everyone Is Eaten! Gratuitous Dog Killing To Prove Bad-Assery! (Equilibrium, anyone?) Completely Obvious Betrayals Hinged Upon Even More Obvious Plot Twists!

    It was, however, completely and utterly everything you might want out of a Werewolves VS. Soldier-boys movie. Neil Marshall brings a fan-boy's love of the genre in a similar, though not quite as amazing, way his Doomsday did for Mad Max.* (I'm still not going to watch Descent anytime soon, though). The monsters were not CG, the improbable foreshadowing remained improbable, (there was no explanatory SCIENCE!!), everyone bonds through bantering which Does Not Suck, and there was satisfactory slavering, a fun death by tree-branch, lots of splattering blood, and an incredible moment of Cow From Above. There were moments where it dragged, mostly near the end where they ran out of people to slaughter, (but remember it's spelled with laughter), and the remaining characters had to get all sensitive yet manly, but even so, it seemed pretty perfect for Hallowe'en. A solid four cheesy pumpkins out of five.



    *if you haven't seen Doomsday, you sincerely need to get right on that.
    foxtongue: (feed me stories)
    Tonight's music: AIRtest.
    found via Warren, who has this description: "It’s techno, played by a jew’s-harpist and a vocalist/beatboxer from Hungary and a didgeridoo player from Germany. Acoustic Goa."

    My usual Sunday office job bailed on me today, (no one had booked the building for the Sunday after New Year's, so there was no reason to have anyone there. Scary, financially, but not unexpected), so Ray and I decided to step out and see The Golden Compass instead. Not really sure what there is to say about it, except that it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I like the idea of a children's movie that's anti-indoctrination, but was not particularly thrilled with the formulaic, predictable plot or the overly drawn out fight scenes. Oh! And the bear! Ian McKellen playing a warrior polar bear prince, that's great! Now could you please not let his character lose gravity every time he runs? Basic animation principles, people, basic!

    Ah well, I also pointed out the poor copy and flawed marketing in the Earl's drink menu booklet, too, when we went to dinner before the movie, so perhaps I'm really not in any position to be attempting to discuss design like a normal human being.

    foxtongue: (welcome to the sideshow)

    Eye of Newt's Silent Summer Nights is a Rumble/Radix co-presentation.

    September 1 & 2, 2007 — 8:15 pm Free!
    Grandview Park, Commercial Drive at William Street


    Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

    Saturday, September 1

    Set on the Mississippi River in the old side-wheeler days, Steamboat Bill Jr. follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of river boating. The film's crowning
    achievement is its hurricane climax.

    Eye of Newt provides a touching and beautiful live soundtrack that brings this comic masterpiece to life.


    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)

    Sunday, September 2

    Nosferatu is that rare creature, a truly frightening and disturbing horror epic. An unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work Dracula, the legal heirs didn't give their permission so the names had to be changed. But this wasn't enough: The widow of Bram Stoker won two lawsuits in which she demanded the destruction of all copies of the movie, however copies of it were already too widespread to destroy them all.

    Featuring the renowned improvisational musicians, The Silent Summer Nights Monster Orchestra.

    foxtongue: (see the sky)
    Went to see Transformers at the Drive-in last night with Ray. (Damn that Michael Bay.) It rained a splash, but it worked out well for us.

    We could shout at the screen all we wanted and not bother anyone.

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