Should I do a weekly column?

Guy Maddin Commentary - 2009-06-18 21:23:07

Guy Maddin’s The Saddest Music In the World playing at The Heights Theater in 2009, with Mr. Maddin doing live commentary.

It struck me this morning that the Minneapolis / St. Paul area currently has a great array of art house / single screen / non-first-run movie theaters, certainly more than I was aware of when I was growing up in this town. The Heights regularly shows vintage films between showings of first-run movies. The Riverview often hosts oddball cinematic events when it’s not showing second-run movies. The Trylon, a microtheater with a mere 35 seats, makes its bread and butter showing vintage film on a rapidly changing schedule. The Brookdale 8 shows as many Bollywood films as it shows second-run American movies. And those venues aren’t the only ones.

So I was wondering:

  • Would anyone be interested if I posted a weekly column, highlighting few of the more unusual movie events around town?
  • What would I call such a thing? I haven’t yet thought of a snappy name that says “movies” and “not-first-run” and “not-second-run” and “local” and “weekly” all at the same time.
  • What else would make such a thing cool?

All thoughts welcome!

3 Thoughts on “Should I do a weekly column?

  1. at the very least links? :-)
    maybe a heads up for the interesting stuff… weekly only if you think you have the time. :-)

    but yes interested as there might be something to even drag the daughters to.

  2. Richard on January 11, 2013 at 13:21 said:

    On the other hand…you don’t have enough balls in the air as it is???

    Ah, go for it.

  3. “Film Fang Foom” / “Fistful of Dollars, Bagful of Jujubes” / “Cheap Seat Cinema Circus” / “High Plains Art House Drifter” Sorry, the snappy isn’t quite there. But I’d still read it, so I know what to hunt down locally.

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