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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link
will check this out
i know i'm a broken record with plex, but they're doing thishttps://www.plex.tv/blog/coming-in-hot-watch-together-chill/
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:37 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link
Did this happen? Let me know and I’ll join next time.
― Virginia Plain, Thursday, 4 June 2020 05:59 (two years ago) link
check the google doc upthread for details/schedule!
― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 07:17 (two years ago) link
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 December 2020 09:53 (one year ago) link