Today's Short: "At the Quinte Hotel"


Here's something a little different. Based on a 1968 poem by Canadian poet Al Purdy, this 2002 short tells the story of a barfly (played by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip's frontman Gord Downie) who engages in a night of beers and brawls, before reading a surprising poem. Director Douglas Bensadoun took the surprise closing from Purdy's poem and turned it into a clever neverending short.

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Arya Ponto • Contributor

As former Editor of JPP, Arya likes to entertain peeps with his thoughts on pop culture, when he's not busy watching Battle Royale for the 200th time. He lives in Brooklyn with a comic book collection that's always the most daunting thing to move with, and writes for Artboiled.com.


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