Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies

When I first heard that TVO was working on a feature length documentary about legendary, at least in these parts, movie-lover Elwy Yost, I had flashbacks to all the movies he programmed over the decades... and all the "film people" that he interviewed, not just actors but interesting creatives and techs of all kinds.

I had all but forgotten about, what is to me, one of the most anticipated docs of recent years.

This proud TVO Supporter decided to open that envelope, the one mailed to me a few days ago, the one which contained the latest issue of TVO Impact magazine, sitting unloved on my desk.

As soon as I pulled out the folded mag from the hastily-torn envelope, I 'knew it'. "That's Elwy!"

Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies premieres on Saturday, November 27th, at 8pm.

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DonaldAR said...

I have fond memories of watching 'Saturday Night at the Movies' with my Dad. Loved learning things about film with Mr. Yost. Gotta figure out how to access this documentary without cable, out here in the boondocks.

Simon St. Laurent said...

As soon as it first airs, Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies will be up for streaming on TVOntario's website,

I too have fond memories of watching SNATM with the family. My earliest memory: watching the Republic serial Mysterious Doctor Satan in the 1974/75 season and loving it each week. Great stuff.