What To Watch, Listen To, And Try This Weekend (April 17-19)
We’re probably preaching to the choir here, but STAY HOME, EVERYBODY.
And if you’re bored, well, join the club, but try staving off your restlessness by watching, streaming, or trying any of these things:
Need something to watch for movie night?
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SORRY WE MISSED YOU – NOW ON VOD Rent the movie by clicking on this link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sorrywemissedyousg Just one week after we exclusively released Ken Loach's latest film, the G hit us with a shut down, and it went real quick from SORRY WE MISSED YOU to SORRY YOU'VE MISSED IT - a hard hitting tale, more relevant than ever, on the cruel gig economy and the working class struggles of Ricky, a rookie delivery man and his nurse wife, Abbie. As Dave Chappelle once said, modern problems require modern solutions - The Circuit Breaker™ has us innovating to meet the demands of staying home. We hear you, and we've teamed up with indie distributor, Anticipate Pictures, to offer this movie on Video-on-Demand for the month of April! Every pay-per-view directly helps Anticipate Pictures and The Projector during this challenging time, and with enough demand we can keep this going - support us so that we can bring you new content! Win-win! Projector Fan/Student/Senior Club Members, we got your back. Check yo emails. We've sent you a speshul discount code! Stay home, stay safe! Love, The Projector
Local indie cinema, The Projector, has shuttered its doors for the month of April, so to raise support, they’re releasing movies on demand. If you’d like to support them – while watching something other than Netflix – you can check out their latest release, Sorry We Missed You, which was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.
Rent it here
My parents and grandparents are antsy, but I don’t want them to go out. WHAT TO DO?
Stay active as a family by watching HPB’s Exercises For Seniors
Soooo your granny misses doing exercises outside with her friends. Help her stay active by engaging in some senior-friendly exercises on HPB’s YouTube channel, which was recently updated with a bunch of new workouts in light of the circuit breaker. (These are also available in Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin.)
See the entire playlist here
What about something I can do with my kids?
Learn to draw your favourite Disney characters
Disney Parks’ How-To-Draw series makes it easy for anyone to draw Elsa, Baymax, Stitch, and other beloved characters. Videos are anywhere from 7 to 20 minutes long, and with over 40 to choose from, you can keep the kiddos occupied for weeks.
See the entire playlist here
I miss the theatre
WATCH: The Phantom Of The Opera
Need something to do for date night? Get your snacks and your glasses of wine ready because Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom Of The Opera, which was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011. It will be available for just 48 hours starting from Saturday, April 17 at 2 am on his YouTube channel.
Watch it here
I need something to listen to while doing chores
Listen to the first Harry Potter book for free
If you’re anything like us, you’re doubling down on chores as a means of light exercise. But that doesn’t make them any less boring. Transport yourself out of the house and into Hogwarts by downloading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, narrated by Stephen Fry, on Audible. If you’d rather access the e-book version, you can check it out on Overdrive. Both versions are free for the entirety of this month, so go download them while you can!