While I was living in Santa Barbara, I held a weekly Movie Night at my place. It was at once an adventure and a regular ritual. Many people participated, bringing life, laughter and yummy food with them. Looking back, I'd say it was a success; as a personal journey for me, as an experiment in real life community and most importantly as a pleasant way to spend an evening with friends.

Now, for my move to Germany, the TV and the video players have been put in storage and I'm busy starting a new life. Perhaps someday in the future there will be a place for a similar communal ritual.

In the mean time, check out the Previous Movie Nights list for what has turned out to be a funky cross section of the films I find most exciting, interesting, important or just plain fun.

Ian Gilman Copyright 1998-2013, Ian Gilman