Quarantine cinema club

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I have started an online screening club, sort of like a private TCM anyone is free to program. If there's interest I can share deets here!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:22 (one month ago) link

i'm into it? tell me more?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:44 (one month ago) link

so glad you asked lol!

so basically using a site called twoseven, I can broadcast video to a "private" room (all you nee is the URL). I can do this in 720p and with uploaded subtitles viewers are free to turn off. (hypothetically, all viewers could watch a movie in a different language simultaneously.) all anyone needs to attend is the URL (twoseven.xyz/quarantinecinema) and the browser extension, which is unobtrusive.

there is a text chat function that runs with the movie, but it is very easy to hide if you're not into that.

right now I'm doing three screenings a week - Tue/Thu 7:30pm ET and Sun 2pm ET. Tuesdays are random, Thursdays are auteur day (4-week director rotations, Preston Sturges up next), Sunday brunch is cult/nasty/avant movie day.

I feel like I started this thing way too late but ideally a bunch of people could program stuff and a semi regular schedule (almost like....some sort of movie...theater) could get filled out. hosting the video is a bit more work but I'd be happy to train.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:34 (one month ago) link

current programming and other info is kept in this google doc

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:44 (one month ago) link

I had been trying to figure out how to do this exact thing for friends and eventually gave up. So kudos on figuring it out!

Fun-Loving and Furry-Curious! (Old Lunch), Monday, 1 June 2020 02:54 (one month ago) link

It really is incredible that this is the only good service I could find. And even then it took a lot of trial and error to find the best way to work it

If anyone is interested in programming my email's in there too

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 03:16 (one month ago) link

also I only figured this out on the back of the labor of those who figured it out first, zoomer movie nerds

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 03:17 (one month ago) link

will check this out

i know i'm a broken record with plex, but they're doing this
https://www.plex.tv/blog/coming-in-hot-watch-together-chill/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

that looks cool! but I don't have a Roku box or Android TV so I can't try it out yet. I did try another service (watchtogether?) but it didn't have the wonderful subtitle flexibility twoseven has

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 17:45 (one month ago) link

plex works on any laptop/desktop/phone/tablet and is great for subs.
but yes, i will check out your service.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 17:58 (one month ago) link

ah the site's copy seems to suggest the web version is forthcoming. guess not....I'll check it out for sure.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 18:03 (one month ago) link

If anyone is interested in joining in for the first time, we're screening the 1995 Claude Lelouch Les Miserables at 7:30pm ET

twoseven.xyz (slash) quarantinecinema

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 15:54 (one month ago) link

Did this happen? Let me know and I’ll join next time.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 4 June 2020 05:59 (one month ago) link

check the google doc upthread for details/schedule!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 07:17 (one month ago) link


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