The Moviegoer on Vacation

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 13, 2008 at 10:45 am

Christopher Campbell details his travels to South America and his thoughts on squeezing in a film into a trip.

It was partly my love for Argentine cinema that influenced my decision to vacation in Buenos Aires and Patagonia last month. Yet I didn’t watch a single film during the two weeks I was there. I’m just not much of a moviegoer when I’m on vacation. Sure, there’s the occasional trip to the movies when I’m out of town visiting family, and then there was the time I went to Sundance, which was basically a vacation despite the fact that I was there working with a press pass (I somewhat covered the festival for a zine, but the trip was mostly a big holiday from my regular “day job”). However, when truly traveling, particularly in another country, I just can’t find the time – or bear to make the excuse – to go to the movies at all.

Read the full account at First Showing.

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