This week on End Credits, we will go to the mall. But you say it’s not open because of the lockdown. Well that would be true in real life, but in screen life going to the mall is as easy as calling up your Amazon Prime app. This week, we’re going to check out the documentary Jasper Mall and also give a few Oscar predictions.
This Wednesday, April 21, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Pete Salmon will discuss:
Best Bets. The Oscars are happening this Sunday and the event itself will look will differently, but one thing will stay the same: there will be winners, and there will be a great many losers. In our last show before the big night, we will take the cover off the official End Credits crystal ball and consider the ones who will win, and the ones who are probably better suited to win if the Academy watched movies with their eyes open.
REVIEW: Jasper Mall (2020). Guelph’s own Stone Road Mall has shown incredible resiliency, but not all malls are as lucky. The titular mall in Jasper Mall is one of the unlucky ones. Filmmakers Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb spent a year chronicling the slow decline of Jasper Mall after it lost two anchor tenants, and follows the workers, entrepreneurs and characters who are now spending their days trying to save it. Is Jasper Mall a valuable time capsule about the seismic shift in commercial commerce, or is it just scenes from a mall?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.