So I'm Hosting A Movie, On Twitch, Like In A Few Hours

So, some of you know this already: for the past several months, I’ve presented films at a hipster arcade/event space/bar in Brooklyn, aka Wonderville, which obviously has not happened since it closed down to you know what.

Well, Cineville at Wonderville is back baby! Starting tonight… that’s April 27th, yup… at 9PM EST to be precise, and via Twitch of course. First up is IMHO the best real deal indie film produced in the US in the past 10 years that NO ONE knows about…

You can watch it here…

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

Oh, and if you can’t make it at 9 on the dot, there’ll be an encore showing, immediately afterwards, like at 10:30.

Also, here’s the deal: to be totally honest, it takes a CONSIDERABLE amount of time to negotiate with directors and all that jazz, to legally present their works, I would sincerely everyone tuning in! The stronger the view count, the easier it’ll be for me to obtain additional, fringe content. Oh, and tonight’s movie has a soundtrack from Keiichi Suzuki… you know, of Mother/EarthBound fame… FYI/BTW.

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im about to sleep but this movie is great

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I’ve come in halfway through what i suspect is the encore, but this looks great and I’d totally seek it out if it’s available elsewhere or streamed again sometime.

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I liked this. It’s an extremely soothing movie.

It’s also incredibly bizarre and often goofy, but, in a way I found pleasant.

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Ah geez, I can’t believe I neglected to properly follow up on this thread…

So first of all, I’m glad some of you were able to tun into For The Plasma two months ago! And hopefully you also caught wind of how Cineville at Wonderville is a monthly thing, and alas, things have been so crazy that I completely neglected to mention last month’s movie…

But yeah, my Twitch streams take place on the last Monday of each month. And it just so happens that tomorrow, as of this writing, is the last Monday of June 2020. So the film this time is…

There’s a fair chance that some of you have seen The Lost Arcade, aka “that Chinatown Fair documentary”. If so, I think a second viewing is more than justified; I honestly believe this to be one of the absolute best documentaries on the subject of video games, and video game culture, ever produced for the big screen.

I mean, it scores MAJOR points in my book for being the lone documentary on the subject of video games that covers arcades yet DOES NOT include Billy fucking Mitchell, who manages to worm himself into every one of these types of productions. I wrote a review upon the film’s release (https://blog.attractmo.de/post/148415331885/review-the-lost-arcade-after-years-of-waiting-and) that further explains my strong opinion for it.

At any rate, it’ll be livestreamed via Wonderville’s Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc) once again, tomorrow June 29, 9:00PM EST. With a repeat viewing immediately after, which I guess 10:20-ish? Oh, and last I heard, the director will be in attendance! Oh, I also CANNOT WAIT to discuss the following month’s very special presentation, which is to help mark Cineville at Wonderville’s one-year anniversary! But I’m getting ahead of myself now.

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Alright, this is happening again, later tonight actually! It’s actually the one-year anniversary for the thing, so celebrate, I managed to snag not one but TWO films by a collective in editors in LA that vapor(wave)ize Hollywood content.

In this case, the live action adaptation of Speed Racer by The Wachowskis & Michael Mann’s Heat. There’s no trailer per say, but this should give you an idea of what to expect…

The screening starts at 6PM PST/9PM EST (yup, in three hours) and both movies will be shown back to back, with a VERY special intermission crated just for tonight that will be VERY relevant to folks who frequent this place! Maybe…

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

Oh, and there will be an encore presentation immediately after the first showing, for those who can’t be there when it starts. Though these aren’t narratives in the conventional sense, so you can honestly jump in whenever!

I was wondering: What day or time do you guys usually do these showings? Is it something we’d have to keep an eye on announcements for, or is it a set time each month?

Not sure if it was mentioned before, but it’s always the last Monday of each month, again 9PM, and everything also gets a encore screening immediately afterwards!

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Oh, BTW, here’s a sample of H E A T A W A V E, one of the more low-key, chill parts, which you might all dig (I have no idea if the SB still cares about Kojima…sorry, I’m not here nearly as much as I’d like to these days)

It’s that time again! It’s also the same deal as before, though of all the movies I’ve mentioned thus far, this one by far is the most up Select Button’s alley; mubi.com 's description is far better than anything I could come up with…

“Take a trip on a chartered plane with a number of thrill-seekers (most of whom are anthropomorphic foods and animals). Found originally in a thrift shop on LaserDisc and ripped for online viewing, The Flying Luna Clipper is the only feature-length art piece/film created solely on the MSX2 system.”

… And here’s a clip…

I’ve written about The Flying Luna Clipper in great detail, and am even the individual who uploaded the entire film onto YouTube, but if you feel like watching the film online with some super cool folk (no joke, the crowd that Wonderville attracts are legit awesome, way cooler than your usual super cringe Twitch chat), then please join us tomorrow night!

That’s 2020-09-01T01:00:00Z2020-09-01T03:00:00Z

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

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fort90 if i might make a humble request, it’d be lovely if you could hit the little calendar button in the post bar to give a time that auto-converts into different time zones. 2020-09-01T01:00:00Z
oh! i can maybe make that! cool

Done! I had no idea such a feature existed…

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bless ya

Flying Luna Clipper is great!!

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Alright, it’s movie time, once again. And I know I say this often, but seriously, it’s something kinda different, kinda legit amazing. Late Bloomer (Osoi Hito) by Go Shibata, IHMO, is a landmark achievement re: disabled representation in film, plus Japanese indie filmmaking as a whole…

Here’s what Subway Cinema had say…

“Every dude in a wheelchair has a breaking point, and when Sumida-san is pushed past his by the able-bodied jerks who patronize him every day, he pushes back — with a big, whopping knife. Aggressively experimental, with a wall-of-noise sound design by electronic art band World’s End Girlfriend, Late Bloomer demands that we see people in wheelchairs as human beings and we dismiss and dehumanize them at our peril. Even the director wound up tossing the first year and a half of footage he shot because he felt that his own personal prejudice against the handicapped rendered it all virtually useless.”

Even though this movie is absolutely not for everyone, I nevertheless can’t help but recommend it for all to see. And as with last month’s Flying Luna Clipper, the director might be attendance?

Showtime is 2020-09-29T01:00:00Z2020-09-29T04:00:00Z

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

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wait WHAT

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Yup! You can find screencaps from his end of the chat, via my constantly updated deep dive into the movie…

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Hey, I almost forgot about this thread! And… I’m now screening two movies on the final Monday of each month! In… as of this writing… less than an hour!

The theme (yeah, there’s one each mont now) is “A DOUBLE DOSE OF HONG KONG BLACK MAGIC”, which means I’m showing:

THE BOXER’S OMEN

and

SEEDING OF A GHOST

And here’s that URL once again…

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

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Time for another last-minute heads up: got another Twitch screening in a little less than 24 as of this writing. Though hopefully at least one person reading this knows that these happen on the last Monday of each month?

Anyhow, same deal as last time: I like to show movies in pairs, both unified by a theme, which in this case is cats!

First is not only the best movie starring cats that you’ve probably never heard of, but the best movie starring cats period: CATS IN PARK AVENUE…

And after that is something that’s widely known as “the most dangerous film ever made”, as well as “the most expensive home movie ever made”: ROAR…

The show starts at…

2020-12-01T02:00:00Z2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

And it’s the same URL as before…

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

But that’s not all! Cuz I’ve actually begun to show movies over at my personal channel. It’s a bit more random, tho I tend to show films in pairs over there as well…

https://www.twitch.tv/fortninety/

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It’s that time of the month again, aka my monthly film screening on Twitch for that Brooklyn “art cade”. But it’s also that time of the year again, so naturally I’ll be showing some Xmas movies…

The first is essentially Home Alone (hence why the director would later try to sue 20th Century Fox) except replace two bumbling burglars with a psycho in a Santa suit…

And second is one of my all-time fave flicks from Japan that was unfairly written off by critics for lacking substance and which has yet to find that better late than never audience as is usually the case…

The show is a little less than 24 hours from now, as of this…

2020-12-22T02:00:00Z2020-12-22T05:01:00Z

And the same URL as before…

https://www.twitch.tv/wondervillenyc

UPDATE: no secret third film tonight, BUT, am going to instead show a bunch of wacky Xmas specials (note: I’m well aware of everyone claiming to do the same, but trust me… the stuff on taps makes the Star Wars Holiday Special look super pedestrian in comparison) this Wednesday (12/23) night… which include a movie BTW/FYI.

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