This Saturday, September 19, marks the official six month anniversary of the End of the World Movie Club. This is the first time I’ve written about it on my blog, but if you follow me elsewhere, you already know I’ve been running a virtual movie club since the early days of covid quarantine.
When I first started the virtual movie nights, like everyone else, I was desperately missing human contact (I live alone) and was needing some form of escapism for a few hours after mindlessly doom-scrolling for hours on end each day.
I naively thought we would past all this by now. (Mock me if you will.) Perhaps it’s better to say I never thought we’d reach a six month milestone of quarantine and/or this little movie club.
Over the last six months, we’ve celebrated and rallied around Pride and Black Lives Matter, mourned losses, honored heroes, and laughed a lot. I hope it’s been as enjoyable for all of you as its been for me to curate and run it. If you haven’t joined us yet, please do.
In addition to watching “together,” I’ve tried to use my background in film history and media studies to add context and insight for special themed weeks focused on the works of Bong Joon-Ho, Rian Johnson, and even silly movies like Austin Powers or Twister.
As we grow, I’ll work to find new ways to develop and engage with this side of the End of the World Movie Club and would love to hear from you (either in the comments below or on Discord) about what is and isn’t working for you.
All this to say, happy anniversary, as odd as that is. I don’t know how much we should celebrate that we’re still in this never-ending apocalypse, but the whole point of starting this was to have fun and escape problems of the real world for a little while, so I guess I’ll keep trying to make that happen.
Without further ado, this week, in honor of our six month anniversary, the End of the World Movie Club will be partying hard and rocking out! For the first time ever, we’ll be watching four movies this week with our first ever double feature!
On Thursday and Friday, we’ll watch some rocking teen movies before chilling with our double feature picks on Saturday night. Check out the schedule below and we hope to see you on the Discord:
September 17 at 9 p.m. CST- Can’t Hardly Wait (Netflix)
September 18 at 9 p.m. CST- Josie and the Pussycats (HBO/Max)
September 19 at 8 p.m. CST- Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (Hulu)
9:35 p.m. CST – Pineapple Express (Netflix)