Boogie Nights 
1. After a long night at the club, he puts on a record by Chico Hamilton and pours himself a drink.
2. “I’m not a complicated man. I like cinema, in particular I like to see people fucking on film, but I don’t want to win an Oscar and I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That’s just me, that’s just something that I enjoy. Call me crazy, call me a pervert, but there’s one little thing I want to do in this life, and that is to make a dollar and a cent in this business.”
3. Satin-clad breakdancing crew.
3 other things.
The Swimmer 
1. “We’re all gonna die, Shirley. That doesn’t make much sense, does it?”
“Sometimes it does. Sometimes at three o’clock in the morning.
2. Washing his bloody feet in the shower.
3. The rust stains his hands.
It’s funny; I’d already seen this movie before, but this time it really shook me. Maybe because I’m getting older? So haunting and completely unique. I know it was a troubled production behind the scenes, but it’s pretty amazing.
I am thrilled to announce that Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago will screen at the Manchester Film Festival.
Roy’s World will screen on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the historic ODEON Manchester Great Northern cinema. Tickets are now available. It is truly an honor to be a part of this amazing festival.
We will be announcing the details of our World Premiere next week, so stay tuned!
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How can two people with strong, and often wildly different, tastes in film get along when it’s Friday night and time to pick something to watch?
My husband and I have devised a system that allows for flexibility and variety.
- The film queue has 30 slots; I get 15 films, my husband gets 15. Films are organized in a spreadsheet, sorted alphabetically by title.
- When it’s movie night, I ask my phone to give me a random number between 1 and 30.
- When a film is selected, the person who originally chose it has veto power. If the film is vetoed, a “strike” is recorded on the spreadsheet. Once a film has 3 strikes it must be removed from the queue, and the person who originally chose it must replace it in the queue with a new film.
- If a film is vetoed, the selection process continues and I ask my phone to give me another random number between 1 and 30.
- Only 3 vetoes are allowed per movie night; after the third veto, we must reach an agreement to watch one of films already selected.
- In the event a film is selected but is discovered to be unavailable (it’s no longer streaming anywhere, etc.), the person who originally chose it may either (a) keep it in the queue, strikefree, until it does become available or (b) replace it in the queue with another film.
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project 
1. “I’m surprised you didn’t call when Steve died.” (Steve Jobs.)
2. An interview with an anti-nostalgist.
3. “We shouldn’t ascribe rationality to those in power and irrationality to those without.”
A Boy and His Dog 
1. “Let’s get another Michael out of the warehouse. This time make sure the engineering department wipes that smile off his face.”
2. Being milked.
3. Charles McGraw in makeup.
Soylent Green 
1. The idea of maximum security farms.
2. White plastic pipe bookcases.
3. “And I get a full twenty minutes?”
3 other things.