Charles Coleman, the celluloid adventurist

Coleman, 47, is film programmer for Facets Multimedia.

One thing being lost is the art of conversation, of people seeing a movie and then actually having a good talk afterwards. — As told to J.R. Jones.

Man, does this put me in mind of my friend Charlie’s thoughts re: the “hidden cinema” he frequents in Buenos Aires.

6 thoughts on “Charles Coleman, the celluloid adventurist

  1. Sheila Ryan Post author

    I love it that after viewing Miranda July’s The Future the Buenos Aires audience launched into a debate.

  2. Carole Corlew

    Charlie’s thoughts sent me back, way back. My Aunt Audrey was a telephone operator in the sticks of Tennessee. We would visit relatives and I would get on the phone to act out, forgetting about Aunt Audrey or just being defiant. Until I heard a distinctive voice that I was sure was her say, “No playing on the telephone, Miss.”

    Mr. C. said that even earlier, all calls had to go through the operator. So if you were trying to reach them, the operator might say things like, “You won’t be able to talk to them until Tuesday. They’ve gone to the river to see Nam Becky,” or some such.

    I still am convinced telephone operators know everything.

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