The Take, a documentary on autonomous worker’s collectives in Argentina by Naomi Klein (author of No Logo) and Avi Lewis (former host of the late CBC show Counterspin), is going to have its local première next Wednesday as part of a series of fundraising screenings. Even better, the filmmakers will be in attendance to take questions after the show. I can hardly wait – I first heard about this project in an interview Klein gave two years ago, and have been eagerly anticipating it ever since. It will also be released to theatres soon, and given how well documentaries have been doing at the box office lately (Michael Moore’s primary contribution to the cinematic arts) it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
I had to give Sh. her computer speakers back, and am now listening to music on these (retail: $17 CAD) instead of these (~$40 USD). I couldn’t justify spending more, in part because these speakers are tolerable, and in part because (as former roommates & houseguests may recall) I already own a large component stereo system, although it’s in my brother’s apartment in Kitchener at the moment (it didn’t fit into the moving van). For the price these are just fine, but they don’t have nearly as full a sound, unsurprisingly. Oh, well.