This is Day 250 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada.
In Toronto we are going into a new lockdown with malls and many other services shutting down for a month. I’m not even able to do my regular donation drop offs at Value Village Thrift Stores because they’ll be closed. This year continues to be so surreal and frustrating but this is just another test for me, and anyone, to remain resilient and optimistic.
Thankfully I’ve been enjoying hosting my new free monthly Zoom gatherings called High Notes Movie Club. It’s an opportunity for people in isolation to get re-energized by lively discussions and sharing of favourite films that we each love and find uplifting. And these interactions help my mood as well aid in managing my seasonal depression symptoms. I invite you to join us!
See this link for more info: High Notes Movie Club
Logan’s Run (1977)
The science fiction action film, Logan’s Run, takes place in a dystopian future where pleasure is the focus of life but must end at age 30. Logan 5 (Michael York) and Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter) decide to fight their way out of this controlled society and being terminated. This visually stunning movie is filled with classic iconic scenes and memorable performances by the leads as well as Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov.
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The fantastic soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith, the stylish visuals and the story instantly transported me back to my youth. It just felt so comforting and nostalgic seeing Logan and Jessica again whose adventures fired up my imagination back in the mid 70’s. The scenes of Carrousel, New You Shop, the ice cave and the epic visuals of the Lincoln Monument covered in vines re-ignited a sense of excitement and wonder inside me! It’s a wonderful feeling to have for two hours that eliminated any sense of isolation or other negative feelings.
Favourite movies we loved growing up can become the perfect cinematic tonic for when you’re feeling alone and cut off from the world. The comforting images, music and characters can help lift your spirits and give you hope when life appears hopeless. Find a film today to re-activate your happy, nostalgic feelings!
Please join my free monthly Zoom chat: High Notes Movie Club
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm
Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End
Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride
Part 6 – Splash
Part 7 – Julie & Julia
Part 8 – Paris Can Wait
Part 9 – The Client
Part 10 – The Old Guard
Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie
Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve
Part 14 – Back To School
Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle
Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream
Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael
Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween
Part 27 – Trading Places
Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation
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