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Martin Ritt

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 1965
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Martin Ritt

Former intelligence officer John Le Carre wrote his first espionage novel in 1962, just a year after the completion of the Berlin Wall, which loomed large in the book. That same wall - demolished 25 year ago, Nov 9, 1989 - also figures in the opening and closing scenes of Martin Ritt’s acclaimed film adaptation. It’s one of the key Cold War movies, the antithesis of James Bond escapism, and features arguably Richard Burton’s finest screen performance.

Mariana Rondon

(Pelo Malo)
Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Venezuela, 2013
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Mariana Rondon


Jan 02 06:00 pm
Jan 03 08:45 pm
Jan 04 06:10 pm
Jan 05 06:30 pm

A sharp, compassionate, tender and piercing tale of a nine year old fighing to tame his stubbornly curly hair and, he hopes, win the love and affection of his over-burdened mom. From this seemingly trivial tale Venezuelan filmmaker Mariana Rondon fashions a memorable movie about sex identity, mothers and sons, love and disappointment. Winner: Best Film, San Sebastian Film Festival. 100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes

"The most endearing film I saw out of 36 films [at the Toronto International Film Festival] was Bad Hair." Kent Turner, Film-Forward

"At just 93 minutes, the movie breezes by but is anything but forgettable." Monica Catillo, Movie Mezzanine

"Tender insight… a deft balance of toughness and sensitivity." David Rooney, Variety