Friday the 11th. saw Portraits XL Leon (with 3 short original series portraits from 20 years earlier.) by Alain Cavalier at DOXA, cinematheque. I sat too close, but don't care. it's my thing i do at DOXA, sit in the front row. Once again a charming thoughtful program. If you are missing DOXA this year, you are missing out.
Before the movie, i went downtown and had a few hours of nostalgia, eating at Taf's one of the joints that i first went to and met folks for drinks and food downtown when i first moved to the city in 1991. i went to a bookstore and bought my friend's new novel (Maureen Medved's Black Star.)
Here is my report i meant to do yesterday (well i filmed it yesterday after seeing the movie, but went to work right after, then kitty cat took up my attentions after work.. so here it is now, I saw one movie yesterday at DOXA: Mr. Gay Syria....
latest almost daily report after taking a day off monday due to a cold, which i still have but am not as knocked out by. Saw Wajd: Songs of separation which was really interesting. which in my report i say is playing again on sunday, but actually it's saturday at 5pm, and it's almost if not sold out already line up early!
Been rushing around trying to fight off a cold. but i have seen a bunch of movies and a couple of panels. so here i talk about them in two videos, one of which has three parts and is much longer than my usual 2-3 minutes (at like 5 minutes)
Today, I am supposed to or at least had planned to go to another industry event. but my sniffy stuffed head needs a day at home drinking tea and resting up as i am working at Black Dog tonight, and can't afford any days off right now.
Tomorrow night i plan to head to DOXA again to see this film:
I am trying a new thing. As I have a pass to DOXA the documentary film festival that i worked at last year and the year before, as well as having been on the screening committee this year and last... I thought I would do what i failed to do last year which was make a video blog report as often as i could, talking about the films i see, and my experience of the festival.