There is no more suitable activity associated with the place at which I sit than writing, even, one hastens to add, if it is taking place in the blogosphere: I sit at one of the Hot Desks of the Wheeler Centre, desk spaces at which writers and literary organization can can apply to sit and work. There is so much amazingness here at the Wheeler Centre, located in the heart of Melbourne, housing in it seven organizations devoted to various aspects of the written word, the Hot Desk Fellowships being just one.
NXNE, Toronto’s counterpart to Austin’s massive SXSW, takes over the city from June 11-17. A part of that chunk of time is for films. This year, a China documentary is on the bill. Down: Indie Rock in the PRC is a film by Andrew Field and Jud Willmont, and looks at a few bands that the filmmakers came upon in their search to document the yaogun scene in 2007.
I’ve been asked to attend the screening and be a part of the post-film Q&A session, and have graciously accepted. The screening goes down Thursday June 14 at 12.30 p.m. at the National Film Board (150 John St.). There’s more info here.