Posts Tagged ‘filmswelike’

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY (G) APR 28 – MAY 4

April 28, 2017

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Arguably no one did more to shape understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Here, she fights against the ruthless redevelopment projects of urban planner Robert Moses.

“CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY” (G)
Fri, Sat & Sun 4:00PM

CAMERAPERSON (14A) DEC 30 – JAN 12

December 27, 2016

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What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person – and what does it do to the one who films?

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

“CAMERAPERSON” (14A)
Fri, Sat & Sun  6:30PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur 6:30PM

TAMPOPO (14A) DEC 16 – 29

December 5, 2016

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Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to Canadian. screens for the first time in decades, in a new restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.

“TAMPOPO” (14A)
Fri  6:00PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur 6:00PM

THINGS TO COME (14A) DEC 2 – 15

November 24, 2016

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The well-structured life of middle-aged philosophy teacher Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is thrown into chaos after her husband leaves her for another woman, and she is left to deal with her extremely possessive mother.

However, she finds an unlikely new companion that helps her move past her struggles — a former student of hers and radical communist named Fabien (Roman Kolinka).

“THINGS TO COME” (14A)
Fri, Sat & Sun  6:00PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur 6:00PM

FIRE AT SEA (PG) *LIMITED ENGAGEMENT* [2 screenings only!] NOV 18 – 24

October 21, 2016

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Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. After spending months living on the island and engaging with its inhabitants, Rosi accumulated an incredible array of footage, portraying the history, culture and daily lives of the islanders. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea, the film slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the events that surround them.

*LIMITED ENGAGEMENT* [2 screenings only!] 

“FIRE AT SEA” (PG)
Sat Nov 19th @ 3:30PM
Sun Nov 20th @ 2:00PM

FRANCOFONIA (G) MAY 12 – 19

April 11, 2016

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June 1940: German troops march into Paris. Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff Metternich worked together to protect and preserve the treasure of the Louvre Museum. Alexander Sokurov tells their story. He explores the relationship between art and power, and asks what art tells us about ourselves, at the very heart of one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever known.

“FRANCOFONIA” (G)
Fri, Sat & Sun  4:30PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur  4:30PM 

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT (14A) NOV 27 – JAN 17

December 18, 2015

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel” with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a cen- tral figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as count- less others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

“PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT” (14A)
Sat 4:15PM
Sun 4:45PM

JAMES WHITE (14A) DEC 4 – 10

November 26, 2015

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James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother’s battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

“JAMES WHITE” (14A)
Fri 8:15PM
Sat & Sun  6:15PM
Tue, Wed & Thur  8:15PM

 

 

HEART OF A DOG (PG) NOV 6 – 15

November 1, 2015

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“Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever.” So begins HEART OF A DOG, creative pioneer Laurie Anderson’s wry, wondrous and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death and language.

Centering on Anderson’s beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, HEART OF A DOG is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her.

“HEART OF A DOG” (PG)
Sat & Sun 2:15PM

COURT (G) OCT 2 – 7

October 2, 2015

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A sewage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is arrested and accused of performing an inflammatory song, which may have incited the worker to commit suicide. The trial unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city’s ordinary people play out. Forging these fates are the lawyers and judge, who are observed in their personal lives beyond the theatre of the courtroom.

“COURT” (G)
Fri & Sat  4:00PM
Sun  4:30PM
Wed  8:30PM