The Scene Of The Scene

The Scene Of The Scene
The best part of going to a show is hanging out with your friends afterwards and talking about it.
20. Così Fan Tutte.
Feb 22 • 18 min
We see Mozart’s Così fan tutte, performed at the Canadian Opera Company. [Chris Piuma & Michael Collins.]
19. Elektra.
Feb 10 • 28 min
We saw Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the Canadian Opera Company. [Chris Piuma and Michael Collins.]
18. PodCon 2.
Jan 21 • 19 min
We went to PodCon! [Chris Piuma, Michael Collins, Alex King, Sarah Wilson.]
17. The Price of Everything.
Nov 24, 2018 • 28 min
We saw The Price of Everything (Kahn, 2018), a documentary about the art world. [Chris Piuma and Michael Collins.]
16. Connected.
Oct 26, 2018 • 13 min
We saw a live recording of Connected, a podcast about Apple products, and then went to a bar to talk about the show (and podcasts and Apple products). [Chris Piuma and Joy Ambler.]
15. Hadrian.
Oct 21, 2018 • 18 min
We saw Hadrian, the new opera by Rufus Wainwright, performed by the Canadian Opera Company. [Michael Collins and Andy Tod.]
14. Eugene Onegin.
Sep 30, 2018 • 19 min
We saw the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. [Chris Piuma and Michael Collins.]
13. Three Identical Strangers.
Aug 24, 2018 • 23 min
We saw the documentary Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018). Adam Clarke, Beth Martin, and Chris Piuma discuss how the movie handles its compelling tale of triplets separated at birth.
12. The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood.
Aug 22, 2018 • 18 min
We saw The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (Andy and Michael Jones, 1986), a cult comedy classic from Newfoundland. Chris, Adam, and Michael shared their thoughts immediately after the screening.
11. Godzilla.
Jul 4, 2018 • 36 min
We watched the original Godzilla (IshirĊ Honda, 1954). A giant monster is attacking Tokyo: Why? And how can its destruction be stopped? What sacrifices will required to put an end to this destruction? Adam, Beth, and Chris—from MST3K podcast It’s Just A…
10. Becoming Who I Was.
Jun 20, 2018 • 20 min
We saw Becoming Who I Was (Moon Chang-Yong, 2017), a documentary about a young boy in India who is a reincarnation of a Tibetan monk. Unable to contact his flock in Tibet, he travels with his mentor to figure out what he needs to do next. Chris Piuma and…
9. Anna Bolena.
May 27, 2018 • 15 min
We saw Anna Bolena, an opera by Donizetti about Anne Boleyn, put on by the Canadian Opera Company. [Chris Piuma and Michael Collins chatted afterwards about the opera.]
8. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
May 8, 2018 • 14 min
We saw Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (Stephen Loveridge, 2018), a documentary about musician/activist/provocateur M.I.A. [Michael Collins and Suzanne Akbari chatted afterwards to think through the movie.]
7. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables.
May 2, 2018 • 21 min
We see The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, a collection of short operatic and concert pieces by Igor Stravinsky put on by the Canadian Opera Company. Chris Piuma and Michael Collins talk about it immediately after, and it turns out they want more…
6. The Return.
May 1, 2018 • 26 min
We see The Return (Malene Choi, 2018), a hybrid documentary about Danish-Korean adoptees who return to Korea seeking their biological parents. Chris Piuma and Lochin Brouillard discuss the film over tea.
5. Cielo.
Apr 30, 2018 • 13 min
We saw Cielo (Alison McAlpine, 2017), a documentary that has big questions about our relationship with the night sky. Chris Piuma and Angelo Muredda had coffee and chatted afterwards.
4. People’s Republic of Desire.
Apr 29, 2018 • 19 min
Chris and Lochin see People’s Republic of Desire (Hao Wu, 2018), about the world of Chinese live-stream fame.
3. Shirkers.
Apr 28, 2018 • 11 min
Chris and Nadia see Shirkers (Sandi Tan, 2018), a documentary about three teen zinester girls in Singapore who make a feature-length film—which is stolen just after filming wraps.
2. Beuys.
Apr 23, 2018 • 18 min
We went to see the documentary Beuys, about the experimental artist, provocateur, and sometime politician Joseph Beuys. Over sushi we discuss how performance artists of the 70s kept putting themselves in harm’s way, and we wade into it means to be a…
1. Fun Home.
Apr 22, 2018 • 25 min
We went to see the musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical graphic novel about her relationship with her father. We discuss how queer narratives have changed over the years, the trauma of the closet, and the trickiness of…
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