Quirk Can Work

Surprise! It’s a Friday bonus episode of Someone Else’s Movie, because there are two very fine Canadian films opening today and I didn’t want to leave anybody out.

So I am joined by Anna Maguire, an actor and filmmaker I’ve been trying to book on the show for years now, ever since her lovely short Your Mother and I played TIFF back in 2016,  Have you watched that? Go watch that.

Anna stars opposite Hamza Haq in Kim Albright’s oddball comedy With Love and a Major Organ, which premiered at SXSW last year and is opening today in theatres across Canada, so that gave us an excuse to record. And she did not disappoint, picking Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude. You want to talk about oddball comedies? This one defined an entire subgenre, and more than likely gave Wes Anderson the toolkit for his entire career. I am not complaining. Neither is Anna. Give it a listen.

How to do that? Same as always: Find the show at the usual locations — Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify — or download the episode directly from the web and listen to it while you plan your next elaborate tableau. Just make sure you’re not really following through with it, of course.

This is the bit where I would ordinarily post a Shiny Things update, but I’m still working on the next edition; it’ll go out sometime this weekend. It might have a haunted swimming pool in it.  If you subscribe, you’ll be the first to know!

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