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jonathan_o commented about Off The Wall Cinema on Apr 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

MaxandDave, you know I will! ;–) One other thing I want to say is that the programs prove OTW was every bit as great as we remember it was, if not even greater. I’m looking at “Jazz Women” and “Hot Jazz” (printed on two sides of the same sheet, but IIRC they were separate shows), and this was truly amazing stuff. There was obviously a lot of love involved in planning and bringing together all these short films, not to mention typing up the extensive notes, including full instrument credits for each film. So again, thanks from the bottom of my heart to everyone who did all the hard work.

jonathan_o commented about Off The Wall Cinema on Apr 7, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Thrilled to find Off the Wall here!!! Hands down my favorite venue, ever – a truly magical place. I moved to Boston in the early ‘70s and found it right away; I came for the Looney Tunes, stayed for the NFBC and experimental animation and so much more. Still have my lifetime membership card and programs from every show I went to (valuable for looking up titles from 40 years ago).

Endless thanks to Michael and his partners and to everyone who brought the magic to Boston. There’ll never be another place like it.

PS: Trivia – the Pearl Street location that had previously housed 100 Flowers Bookstore – that store was a coop where you swapped work for discounts on books. Wordsworth pretty much killed that model. It was co-owned by one of sf author Anne McCaffrey’s sons.

jonathan_o commented about Saturday NEvening Crowd on Apr 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Could that be Karen Aqua standing at the curb, looking at the people in line?