The famed 24hr Movie Marathon was held at the Hollywood Avondale last weekend—an event for the MOST hardcore of hardcore cinephiles. The programming is always a surprise, making the anticipation for the event palpable as you stand outside discussing past favourites and, of course, mentioning how many times you’ve been before. You can’t say what films played, however, as that’s against the rules, so instead of reviewing all 14 films that played from 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday, I’m going to offer a brief review of how I felt throughout.
Film 1: I’m well-settled into my preferred seat (upstairs, back left) and am enjoying looking at the back of heads that will be sitting in front of me for the next 24 hours.
Film 2: Still excited, just worried if I’ve brought enough snacks (I had).
Film 3: The final film before dinner. I was itching to eat my pasta.
Film 4: The long haul begins as there isn’t another break till 8:00 am. Dear god, help me.
Film 5: Bringing my pillow was a smart choice.
Film 6: Corn chips are goated.
Film 7: Time for a Redbull (or two) and some pizza.
Film 8: My eyes are feeling a little heavy.
Film 9: I went down to have a chat with the staff and ended up falling asleep in the foyer.
Film 10: Someone’s snoring.
Film 11: I don’t know if I can do this.
Film 12: I laid down on the floor and had a power nap.
Film 13: I haven’t seen the light of day in years.
Film 14: All I want is the comfort of my bed and a banana CalciYum.
Would I do it all again? Of course, I would. It’s an experience like no other where you’re surrounded by people who love what you love!