Reg Hartt’s idiosyncratic Cineforum is shutting its doors after 16 years. I’ve seen the posters all over town for more than a decade, but never once got to go.
According to this Globe and Mail article, Hartt’s landlord is selling the house, where he has rented space since 1990, but Hartt has indicated he may reopen somewhere else in the future.
There are events going on December 23 and 25, if you can make it. It’s a shame I was never able to experience any of the weirdness on offer, but I’m hopeful this unique local microcinema will be resurrected in the near future.
UPDATE: No one can tell you about Cineforum more eloquently than Reg Hartt himself. I’m determined to try to get there in the next week or so. Anyone up for an excursion between Christmas and New Year’s?