Impostor Cities is how Canada—a nation whose architecture and streets are great at playing other global locations on film—will represent itself at the Venice Biennale. The exhibit will be mounted inside the physical pavilion and on green screen wrapping, alongside an online iteration with more than 3,000 instances of “urban stunt doubling.”
The one-dose cinema season
Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked off an in-person event in Hollywood called The Big Screen is Back to help rally the American industry that’s largely spent 14 months in the dark. Meanwhile in Canada, the CEO of Cineplex is looking for provincial consistency on reopening plans: Ellis Jacob remains publicly optimistic about a comeback.
Lamport Stadium saw a clash about clearing homeless encampments in Toronto. The lawn near Liberty Village has been filled with tents and other makeshift shelters since the pandemic began, but city employees have dropped by 107 times to offer to move occupants to shelters. The latest visit involved a more physical scene.
This week in confusion
Canada allowing border drives just to get a vaccine turns out to have a 14-day quarantine attached, not to mention U.S. customs saying they’ll turn away drivers who state it as their reason for crossing. Meanwhile, the paused AstraZeneca shots are now racing against time. But at least Ontario is on the cusp of loosening up:
”New members, including Appeal Court judge, appointed to judicial committee.” This corrected report from the Canadian Press was more entertaining when it initially confused the Toronto lawyer named Margaret Wente with the journalist. The original highlighted the controversies during and after her time at the Globe and Mail.
Finally, maybe he was nervous
Matthew Perry made it to Friends: The Reunion, which his native land can stream on Crave at the same time as its May 27 premiere on HBO Max. But after Perry’s personal life imitated Chandler’s, due to his FaceTiming a teenager he met on the Raya dating app, comes concern over some slurred speech among other observations: