Monday, November 28, 2011

Grease is the word! (or is it Greece?)

inside Cosmo's fig. a: Tony & Co.

You know how much we love Cosmo. I mean, it's right there in black & white in the A-M part of The List: "In our estimation, the classic Montreal greasy spoon..."

And our love for Cosmo isn't just some nostalgia trip. It's about the past, sure, the memories--all that jazz. But it's also very much about the present. Breakfast at Cosmo continues to be one of our absolute favorites, from the legendary potatoes, to the Creation, to the repartee.

To paraphrase: It's the best. It's number one. Number one.

Anyway, for those who share our passion for Cosmo-logy, as well as our profound admiration for Tony Koulakis, its patriarch, you should know that Ezra Soiferman's documentary portrait of Koulakis, Man of Grease (2000),* is finally getting released on DVD, and to celebrate, Soiferman & Co. are giving the film a gala release at the Segal Centre's CinemaSpace this coming Monday, December 5.

The details:
Man of Grease (2000), dir. Soiferman
Monday, December 5th, 2011, 7:00 pm
CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
5170 Cote St. Catherine Rd., corner Westbury
(Metro: Cote-Ste-Catherine)

Tickets: $8 regular / $6 seniors/students. Seating is limited.
Buy tickets by phone: 514-739-7944 (box office opens weekdays at 10am; closed Saturday)
Buy tickets online: ($1 plus tax service charge)

But you gotta act fast! Tickets are selling briskly.

For more information of the Facebook variety, click on this.


* Get it?

1 comment:

Leigh said...

I'd like to see that. I watch a lot of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (I know, shoot me) and was so surprised to learn how many US diners and places like this are owned by Greeks.