17. The Price of Everything.

We saw The Price of Everything (Nathaniel Kahn, 2018), a documentary about the art world. It focuses on some of the artists, collectors, gallerists, historians, and especially the people at the auction houses who make the art world the money-crazed scene it is (or is understood to be) today.

Afterwards Chris and Michael had a chat about art and late capitalism but mostly art.

Kahn’s older documentary is My Architect. One of the less well known artists we mention is Larry Poons.

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16. Connected.

We went and saw a live recording of Connected, a podcast about Apple products. Then we headed to a nearby bar to record our thoughts about the show (and about podcasts, live podcasts, and Apple products).

After recording, Chris (who has been a fan of Connected for a while) and Joy (who is new to the show) had a few drinks and discussed Pippin (among many other things). We probably should have kept the tape running.

[N.B. Query vs. Queery. Oh, and the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh.]

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15. Hadrian.

Opera season at the Canadian Opera Company continues with their production of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian. It’s the tale of Roman emperor Hadrian, whose lover Antinous drowned when he was still young and beautiful. Hadrian spent the rest of his life mourning the loss.

Michael and Andy saw it and recorded their thoughts right afterwards.

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14. Eugene Onegin.

We saw the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. It’s the tale of a man who insults a woman, kills his friends, and spends a few years moping about how rough he’s had it. A tale of toxic masculinity as old as time, but somehow still relevant today.

Chris and Michael saw it, and immediately went to Nathan Philip Square to talk about it.

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13. Three Identical Strangers.

We saw Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018), a new documentary about three triplets who were separated at birth, only to accidentally find each other as young men. The film begins with their happy moment of rediscovery—but soon unfolds several darker twists to their tale.

Adam, Beth, and Chris sat on a park bench after seeing the movie to discuss how the movie handled its compelling story.

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