A Night at the Movies
December 13 @ 7:00 pm
I Like Movies, is set in Burlington, Ontario in 2003, when video stores were still going strong and any kid with a camcorder could declare themself a filmmaker.
Lawrence Kweller has a video camera and a lone best friend, Matt (Percy Hynes White), who is happy to be co-star, cinematographer, key grip, and whatever else Lawrence needs to act out his artistic aspirations. But Lawrence also believes that being an artist means never having to say you’re sorry.
He treats his friend terribly, treats his mother (Krista Bridges) even worse, and has little patience for the customers at the local Sequels video store where he works part-time, much to the dismay of his manager (Romina D’Ugo). He remains obsessed with getting into NYU Film School — surely everyone will recognize his genius, right? The true central question of I Like Movies isn’t whether Lawrence will alienate anyone who ever liked him, but whether he’ll be able to win them back once he does.
The movies take place at the Prince Rupert Cineplex at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30. You do not buy a ticket through the Cineplex system, rather you come to our PRCAC table outside whichever theatre our movie is scheduled to be shown in, with $12 in cash (we don’t have the means to accept debit or credit at this time), and if you can bring the correct change it would really help. Imagine if everyone comes with a twenty-dollar bill.