I live in Vancouver. Some of my hobbies include taking the 10 bus and missing Mullholland Drive at Vancity because they fucking reschedule it and only play it once.
Haaaa. Thanks for resurrecting the thread.
the best bus in vancouver is the #4. not only does the #4 go downtown from ubc without venturing through the moral void known as broadway, but it then traverses the relatively unfrequented mcgill from nanaimo to renfrew – an unmatched breadth of route! why? i have a theory. get off the #4 at any point on mcgill and head two blocks north to trinity next december and you will understand
What happened to this thread? Remember when we talked about the great libraries? The fests? And we used to laugh and bond?
Nobody in Vancouver likes movies anymore.
I blame it on the return of PST/GST, the re-election of Stephen Harper, and the riots.
I blame it on you not coming to the Cinematheque often enough. Want to come to Grapes of Wrath with me and CJ on monday?
I have no cash stacks! If I did I would love to!
Daaaamn. Usually I can get you in for free though, although in this instance that CJ guy has dibs.
Fuck, I still owe CJ ten dollars.
More then ten dawg.
librarIES? besides the vpl’s central branch, where can i rent dvds?
Apparently I have forgotten grammar. Ah well. I highly recommend checking out the Burnaby Library branches. Metrotown has the biggest selection but you can order DVD’s from any Burnaby branch to the most convenient for me. I was doing that a ton when I had time for it.
Burnaby Library branches are king
been checking out the burnaby library’s catalogue online and it look sick! thanks for the tip
Why did I write “…most convenient for me”? Huh. Have fun with that awesome selection Curtis. I haven’t looked at it for a few months but they seemed to be getting a ton of the good quality Shaw Bros films which is awesome.
Hi Vancouverites! Burnaby Library branches are king. Loved that comment, as I worked there for many years and really enjoyed my time in Burnaby. They put up with me and even paid me – imagine that! Great place to work (loved the very knowledgeable staff) and explore.
I live in Vancouver, so mainly have all my long list of DVD reserves sent to my nearest branch from the Vancouver library system. Always have a ton of reserves of films based on being on this site and exploring new possibilities. Currently waiting for Heimat II (which I have only seen part of – love Reitz), Certified Copy, and Ruiz’s Time Regained in honour of his passing. Libraries rule, guys and gals.
Is everyone bummed about the closing of Videomatica? I used to just about live in that store when it first opened. On a nice sunny day,I would show up and rent about 3 or more films, all due back (at that point) the next day. It was quite a drive from where we lived, too. Nearly drove my poor wife crazy. Glad when Burnaby started to build its film collection, but Videomatica had the best selection in the city. Saw many, many great films thanks to them. That store made me into a cinephile, I swear!
Anybody here at the Sunday premier of The Tree of Life at the Park a few months back? Our very own Van. Sun film reviewer, Katherine Monk, gave a great talk on the film right after. Made me want to return to this site after seeing the film and being inspired by her comments.
I live near the McGill area mentioned above for the #4 line
Quite a few of us were present at that Tree of Life screening Bob. Myself, Adam Cook, Neil Bahadur and quite a few more.
Whenever I rent (which isn’t very often with my stockpile and the library) I always go to Black Dog, much closer to me with a fantastic selection as well.
my anticipatory viff list:
PINA (wim wenders) omgomgomg
WE CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN (nicholas ray) wtf?
LE HAVRE (aki kaurismaki)
THE FAIRY (multiple peeps)
THE DAY HE ARRIVES (hong sangsoo)
I WISH (koreeda hirokazu)
SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH (mark hall)
THE PRICE OF SEX (mimi chakarova)
what has caught you all’s eyes?
I guess I’ll see I Wish if I can.
New Johnnie To. NEW JOHNNIE TO.
…what’s this NEW JOHNNIE TO?
I’m a big fan of Johnnie To…
One of the films he made this year, Life Without Principle is going to be screened at VIFF! This guy is extremely excited now. Woooooo!
Hey Vancouverittes! It is VIFF! Why is no one communicating the great times they have had?
Either way, you guys should all be seeing the new Hong Sangsoo The Day He Arrived. Do it guys.
Here’s what I’ve been seeing
FINALLY saw stuff at viff today (in other words, fuck school)
i saw THE SUN-BEATEN PATH and I WISH. loved both
man, i wish i could’ve seen PINA. it’d better get a theatrical release here
Army of Darkness is getting screened on 35mm at Granville 7 tonight at 7pm. I hope to see some of you Vancouver cats there.
Psssh. I’ll be @ OZU.