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jigalong, is there really a roebuck bay hotel?

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today I saw four movies, met three directors, two actors, and went to a party. Every film today was wonderful. this is me being embarrassed but very pleased with Ernie Dingo, from Bran Nue Dae, an Australian aboriginal musical, if I have to define it. did I say I am having a great time? Go see Almovodar's Broken Embraces..tomorrow is bran nue dae..
13th Sep 2009, 05:02  

MandyP says:

That looks like a very comfy hug.

13th Sep 2009, 05:05

swamprose says:

it was. I am completely blown away by this festival. This is the only hug I have proof of.

13th Sep 2009, 05:11

nige says:

I saw Broken Embraces. Amazingly it came to MK. I love Almodovar, but prefer his earlier work. Great film though.

13th Sep 2009, 08:38

nige says:

Lovely portrait too ; )

13th Sep 2009, 08:39

Dhamaka says:

lovely portrait

13th Sep 2009, 10:19

Helen says:

Oh, I do like a good film festival. Not that I've been to a proper big one.

13th Sep 2009, 11:05

Viv says:

can see you are having a great time :)

13th Sep 2009, 12:23

billion says:

broken embraces is a belter of a movie! "talk to her" will always be almodovar's best though!

great portrait...

13th Sep 2009, 13:54

Factotum says:

I saw 74 films the other evening...

(at the M60, Montreal's annual festival of one minute films)

13th Sep 2009, 14:02

beth nli says:

can i say i'm jealous?

13th Sep 2009, 14:03

minkey says:

A hug and some great movies. I'm also jealous :)

14th Sep 2009, 18:47

swamprose says:

go ahead beth. be jealous. I stop off at Bloor Sushi and get something to go for the next it's movies and cheap sushi all day long. life could not be better. eat your heart out...or come visit again soon.

15th Sep 2009, 01:42

Jig along says:

Yes there really is a Roebuck Bay Hotel. Commonly known as "the Roey" its a favourite place for pub bands to play, and as such is a favourite watering hole for locals and backpackers alike.

I'm sure there is a Roey in every small Canadian town. On closer look at the pic, it looks like it's where you and Ernie met:)

By the way, why do you ask about the Roey.

19th Sep 2009, 21:02

swamprose says:

I asked because it is in the movie, Bran Nue Dae, and it looked too real to be made up.

Ernie and the rest of the cast were all in Toronto. Movie did well. I'd like to know more about Jimmy Chi.

my personal Roey is The Horseshoe, in Toronto.

19th Sep 2009, 21:31

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