Sunday, April 10, 2022

Tip#1269: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 75 – The Power of Movies

This is Day 750 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada.

This has been an exciting week as I felt the rejuvenating energy of Spring time! March and April is also a time when my symptoms of seasonal depression (winter depression, SAD) begin to lift and I start to feel like my old self again. 

I was inspired to redecorate my home office wall that’s seen in my Zoom meetings. I chose posters that inspire my mental health and wellness like Serendipity, Tomorrowland, The Shawshank Redemption and Gladiator. I also experienced several thrilling events this week.

FTV Daily Interview 

The first event was a TV interview I did for FTV Daily where I discussed how I’ve remained resilient throughout the two years of pandemic isolation and depression. I shared how writing this movie blog was a form of writing therapy and how hosting my monthly High Notes Movie Club was helping revitalize people with their own isolation. I also shared my enthusiasm for the nutritious and delicious foods I’ve discovered, photographed and shared on Instagram. 

Click here to watch my interview: Emmanuel’s Interview FTV Daily
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Returning to 

The second event was returning to the warehouse of after 6 years here in Toronto so I could pick up new film posters in person. It is truly a movie lovers dream here with 1,000’s of old and new movie posters, mini posters and lobby cards. Two new posters I got were Groundhog Day, one of my all time favourite films if not my top favourite, and Chocolat that represents my love for foodie films!

Hudson Film Festival 2022 

I’ve also been hired by a friend to help consult on the social media marketing of the 2022 Hudson Film Festival located in Hudson, Quebec. I wasn’t sure of what made this film festival unique until he shared this insightful text… 

“This is not the Toronto International Film Festival - it’s a tiny small town with a theatre that started a film festival for local viewing only. My dad (the Founder) is a super deep collector of film… so their budgets are tiny as they make no money and always strive for nonprofit… Last year - COVID drove them to streaming via Eventive - and that was super successful…” 

This film festival, the beauty of movie posters and my TV interview stories are examples of how the power of movies can inspire and bring people together. Cinema isn’t just about the emotional experiences of watching meaningful films, it’s also in the joy of sharing and discussing that power with other movie lovers in your own town or around the world online. 

Be mindful today of how cinema can do wonders for your mental health and wellness!

Join my free monthly Zoom group where we discuss and share favourite, uplifting films: High Notes Movie Club   

Related Tips:
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 РAm̩lie

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 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 
Part 60 – Chef  

Part 61 – Night at the Museum Trilogy 
Part 62 – Free Guy 
Part 63 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  
Part 64 – Source Code   
Part 65 – Super Me  
Part 66 – Battlestar Galactica 2003 
Part 67 – No Time To Die 
Part 68 – The Eternals 
Part 69 – They Call Me Trinity – Trinity is Still My Name  
Part 70 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife 

Part 71 – Spider-Man: No Way Home 
Part 72 – A Boy Called Christmas 
Part 73 – Delicious 2021  
Part 74 – CODA 2021

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A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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