Lent Five is Alive

Most of you know by now: I watch movies for Lent. Of course, rather than wait for Septuagesima Sunday, which, this year, would be at the end of January, I start officially planning on the Epiphany, which is today. It’s all completely arbitrary anyway.

What I want from you: movies I haven’t seen. I’m looking for any movies you think I should see, whether you think I’ll enjoy them or not. It’s especially helpful if you have the movie for borrowing or group viewing, but I have my ways.

Furthermore, while I don’t like to plan the movies too much in advance, I will have movie parties here and there. Here are the things I know so far:

  • Ash Wednesday – TBA. To start the festivities, I like to pick something classic, epic, or significant to film history. It’s a Wednesday, so it doesn’t have to be a crowd pleaser as most people will not be available for a party.
  • Oscar-Nominated Short Films – Nominees TBA. In years where there is an overlap between Lent and the Oscar season (e.g. this year), I go to see the nominated short films at the Varsity as part of Lent. I count this as two movies, since they charge admission twice: once for animation, and again for live-action. The exact date of this viewing is uncertain, but there are two and a half weeks between Ash Wednesday and the Oscars this year, and a weekend is the most likely time. Only two people have ever accompanied me to see these, but if you’re interested, let me know, and we’ll figure out when to go.
  • Holy Saturday – TBA. The final movie, timed to end at midnight on Easter morning, is typically of a Biblical nature. Past fortieth movies have included, in order: The Passion of the Christ, Jesus Christ Super Star, Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter and The Last Temptation of Christ. I have a shortlist compiled of such movies, but I’m always glad to add to the list, so feel free to suggest more. This one will be determined by polling.

But of course that just covers three of forty days, so please, suggest anything and everything!

11 thoughts on “Lent Five is Alive

  1. Anonymous

    Look you! All screening anon comments and me not logging in.

    Pirates of the Great Salt Lake
    Wristcutters
    Highlander II: Renegade Cut
    Funny People
    Meet the Feebles
    DC Follies The Movie

    If I remember more, I’ll post them as well. Happy Lent, yo!

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  2. yampowered

    Your Weeaboo/6-Year-Old Connection!

    -If you do your annual(?) sit-through-an-anime, it should be Ponyo! Ssssso cute!
    Kamikaze Girls (show this and you could probably get Mike/Shawna/Jamie/Caitlin to come over! We all love that movie!)

    Oh oh, brainstorm! I’m curious…are there any Disney classics you haven’t seen yet? Maybe you could make a point to see them, or at least a couple of them?

    OH MY GOD WHAT IF YOU WATCHED SONG OF THE SOUTH. IF YOU DO THAT IT BETTER BE WHILE I’M IN TOWN. NO REALLY, I MIGHT DESTROY YOU IF YOU WATCH THAT WITHOUT ME.

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    1. MacCrocodile Post author

      Re: Your Weeaboo/6-Year-Old Connection!

      The hard part about watching Song of the South is finding a copy. It was never released commercially in the US (or anywhere in North America, I believe). So what I need is a Japanese copy and a region-free DVD player. If you can get me those things, we’re good to go. And in addition to that, there are Disney movies I haven’t seen, but mostly shit like Saludos Amigos and Tarzan.

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      1. yampowered

        Re: Your Weeaboo/6-Year-Old Connection!

        Okay yeah, I’m not gonna make you watch Home on the Range. But 40s crap, totally! It’s automatically better than 90s/00s crap because it’s OLD!

        I think Song of the South was released in the UK, too, but only on VHS, so. I actually have a region-free DVD player…somewhere…but I don’t know if I feel like bringing it on a plane. Seriously, though…you (okay, Darien) of all people can’t find Song of the South on the Internet? I bet you could.

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  3. MacCrocodile Post author

    Yeah, I was actually hoping you’d recommend Stargate again. It’s funny, though, how few suggestions I actually end up taking. I should make an effort to listen more this time.

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