Wednesday, October 19, 2016


When it comes to contemplating the final days of Suspect Video and Culture - Toronto's combination video rental and retail shop / museum of cinematic esoterica / guerrilla film school campus - I am at a loss for words. Suspect has been a home away from home for me since I first came to Toronto in 1993 (they opened their doors in 1991), and the thought that it soon won't be there fills me with the kind of dread that usually comes with thoughts of one's own mortality. Losing the Queen West location to a massive, block-destroying blaze in 2008 ws bad enough... now this?!

Anyway, I'll have more to say on this subject soon enough. For now, I just wanted to let you know that yer old pal Jerky isn't the only one feeling this impending loss, as this wonderful video interview with Suspect master of ceremonies Luis Ceriz shall fittingly attest. So if you're in Toronto, why not make one last trip to the south-west corner of the Honest Ed building at Bathurst and Bloor? You can pick up a souvenir, take a few pictures, and relive the glorious 90's just like in Portland (where the dream of the 90's is still alive, apparently).

Keep watching this space...

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