If you subscribe to our Twitter feed, you received up-to-the-minute Oscar results on Sunday night. There were a few surprises, non?
We always show the Oscar-nominated shorts on Oscar weekend. There are three categories: Animated, Live Action and Documentary. They are always provocative and a really refreshing change of pace from long-form movies. This year, the themes were very somber. So somber that, during our documentary screenings, some patrons actually left! It was one pretty sad movie after another, with a somewhat lighter note at the end.
Should we have held an Oscar party this year? Maybe. The preparations around the purchase and installation of our new digital projector, plus the development work on our new Membership options frankly left us a bit “depleted”. Since the Oscars are only once a year, we are considering some other options. How about a Cannes Film Festival party, with everything French? C’est bon?
Let us know what you think. What would be your ideal “friend-raiser”?