Thursday, May 02, 2013

More on Hot Docs, and funny pictures I take on my phone

I was early to see a movie the other day, and started taking pictures of things like the line-up sign.

The loneliness of the person who gets to the theatre ridiculously early.

This was at the ROM where I saw (eventually) Special Ed. Here's the trailer for the film, and you can see a bit of Ed talking about the movie in this clip. Here is his great masterpiece, Primiti Too Taa. I love Ed. I think we all know some nice guy, a bit idealistic, completely good-hearted but actually useless. That's Ed.

Taking these pictures reminded me I should maybe see what other masterpieces I have stored on my phone.


Last fall, I walked across the Bloor Viaduct. The trees were beautiful and the fence was ... there.

This is not meant to be a picture of a tree, but of the house behind that had a big fire. Terrible, two houses wrecked, families displaced and so on! And I seem to have taken a picture of the tree.

This is Elaine's seigneur's farm. I hadn't seen it because they'd done the work at school, so I was thrilled to see this in the display case in the foyer of the school. She provided the base: a plastic election sign we had in the basement. (And this is so relevant, because Ed once made a house out of election signs!)

Finally, I thought this was very funny:

Now, the green things are poking out of the ground, and we even have a blooming magnolia!

I saw two other movies that same day. We Always Lie to Strangers was extremely funny and delightful, about a town full of music halls and the Lennon Sisters and extravaganzas.

Muscle Shoals was also super, but unfortunately it ends with the song Sweet Home Alabama which I have not been able to get out of my head for 2 days. I will not link to that song or I might explode. Other than that, it was a really good movie about a record studio and the guys who made the music there. Interviews with Aretha Franklin and Keith Richards, among others. Keith Richards ended every statement with a nervous little giggle, and everyone in the theatre then nervously giggled, too. Very odd.

I've done with my volunteering shifts and just have 2 or 3 more shows to see. Fun, fun, fun. I do have to do a week's worth of dishes and forage for some food for my dear family, and next week we'll likely be back to normal around here.


  1. Thank you for letting us attend the film fest vicariously!

  2. I'll be adding these to my films to watch for, sounds like you had fun.


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