love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
A long time ago, before 2009, I went to the movies often. It wouldn’t be a strange thing for me to take a break only because I had seen everything showing at the theater. And my love for movies wasn’t limited to the Hollywood box office selections. I remember being in high school and seeing Daughters of the Dust at our local independent theater, and wanting to see The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love so badly but resorting to reading the summary in the paper every day because I was very much closeted and thought that going to see the movie would out me.
Nowadays, going to the movies is more labor intensive than I care. Unlike my childhood family tradition of going to the drive-in every weekend, one of us has to stay home with LA, while the other goes to a matinée. It is unrealistic to take a not-quite-3-year-old to anything other than the latest kids film, and even that takes careful planning. More often than not, I just won’t go. A usually goes alone while I’m at church with LA or she’ll go on a Saturday morning while LA lounge around.
However, I have developed a list of movies I want to see, when I saw many of them as previews when I finally treated myself to see Pariah a couple of months ago, which I blogged about.
Here they are!