I have very specific movie preferences:
- I do not like going to late shows. A late show is anything that starts after 7:30 p.m.
- I do not like matinées. Watching a movie at mid-day when it’s light out is just wrong.
- I do not eat or drink during a film. This is a kickback to how we were movie-raised as kids. Our family just never did the popcorn + pop or candy thing. I can’t imagine trying to listen over the crunch-crunch-slurp distraction in my head.
- I do not go to movies that are longer than 120 minutes (2 hours) unless they are Oscar-nominated masterpieces. A director needs to be able to relate his/her story in a reasonable amount of time – for my bottom and attention span, that is less than two hours.
- I ♥ love ♥ documentaries. As long as they are about people, in some way. Animals….not so much (I did see March of the Penguins).
Yesterday at the Princess, they were showing Bill Cunningham New York at 4:45 pm. If you didn’t just click the link < – -, I’ll generously provide you with the synopsis, as given on the Princess website:
Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham is a fashion photographer, but unlike most in his profession, he rarely spends a day in a photo studio. Cunningham’s work has been a long-time fixture in The New York Times; in his “Evening Hours” column, he presents pictures he’s snapped of the wealthy and influential and what they’re wearing to social events, while “On the Street” documents bold and individual looks worn by everyday people on the sidewalks of New York City. Cunningham captures the glamorous lives of others and has been hailed as one of the most important men in New York fashion, yet he prefers to live a simple life — he rides a bicycle around town, makes his home in a modest apartment, has his film processed at a corner store, and keeps his personal life to himself. Filmmaker Richard Press offers a look into the life and art of this influential and enigmatic figure in the documentary Bill Cunningham New York, which follows him as he works and tries to reveal what makes this unique artist tick. Bill Cunningham New York was an official selection at the 2010 Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival.
I seriously wanted to see this movie…was it playing at any other time, on another day? Eesh – only late showings later this week…
Hmmmm…never been to a late afternoon movie showing…how do I feel about this? This could work! I can finish my store shift, accomplish To Do’s, enjoy the film, and have a bit of an evening left…let’s do it!
As you know from my “40 Reads” project of last year, The Globe and Mail is my favourite daily newspaper. But The New York Times…ah, The New York Times is in a class by itself when it comes to its Sunday edition. And of all the
400 sections, the ultimate in indulgent reading is the Style section.
It’s all about people, culture, fashion, quirky trends, and I revel in it. Pure bliss on newsprint.
Anyhoo, back to the movie…
This film is delightful. It’s an intimate portrayal of an eccentric yet sweet personality.
If you have an interest in:
- New York City
then this movie is for you. What a wonderful late afternoon outing. I could get used to this!
Any “movie watching rules” that you have concocted for yourself? I’ll add that I also sit in the middle of the theatre, not the front, not at the back (exception made for New Experience #4!).
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Happy Firecracker Day, dear Canucks!