Monthly Archives: September 2000

Final Two Films

My final two films of the film fest­ival: Before Night Falls — Directed by artist Julian Schnabel (who also dir­ec­ted Basquiat), this tells the heart­break­ing true story of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, per­se­cuted, imprisoned, and finally allowed to leave Cuba, … Continue read­ing

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Yet More Films

Yet more films: Possible Worlds — Canadian film dir­ec­ted by Robert Lepage, a well known theatre dir­ector. This was an awk­ward mix­ture of philo­soph­ical “arty” film and B-movie sci-fi schlock. When someone says the line, “They took his brain,” how … Continue read­ing

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More Films To Report

More films to report: City Loop — This was a debut from former journ­al­ist Melinda Chayko. It’s a story of six indi­vidu­als who work at a fast food res­taur­ant and what hap­pens on one long night. It’s com­posed of indi­vidual … Continue read­ing

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In God We Trust

I almost for­got. Before Chopper last night, they screened a short film called In God We Trust, dir­ec­ted by a young dir­ector named Jason Reitman (son of Ivan Reitman, as it turns out). It stars that guy from the IBM … Continue read­ing

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Two Films Last Night

I saw two films last night. 101 Reykjavik was a com­edy, mostly. 30 year old slacker still lives at home with his mother in a tiny house (their bathtub has a lid that turns it into bench seat­ing for their … Continue read­ing

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