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Duration: 68 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1942
Series:
WELLES 100

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May 24 04:50 pm

Welles and Joseph Cotten penned the screenplay (adapted from an Eric Ambler spy story), and while the Great Man didn’t take a directing credit - bowing to his friend and collaborator Norman Foster - the expressionist noir stylings are very much in line with what you would expect from the man who made The Lady from Shanghai, Mr Arkadin, and Touch of Evil. Almost inevitably, the film was butchered in post production, first by RKO (who cut out 20 minutes) and then by the censors. All the same it’s enormous fun, a B movie thriller with sly wit, invention and panache to spare.

Duration: 114 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 2008
Series:
WELLES 100

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May 23 02:15 pm

Boyhood director Richard Linklater’s congenial tribute to Welles’ influence recreates the 22-year-old wunderkind’s first Broadway production, a modern dress production of Julius Caesar styled to comment on European fascism (this was 1937). Schoolboy Robert (Zac Efron) falls under the great man’s spell, as do we, thanks to Christian McKay’s rich, flamboyant performance.

"Too good to be true." AO Scott, New York Times

"One of the sweetest and most heartfelt movies ever made about a life in the theater." Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

"Deft, affectionate, and unexpectedly enjoyable." J Hoberman, Village Voice

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin:
Series:
WELLES 100

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Jun 07 02:45 pm

Welles made his name in the New York theatre scene of the late 1930s, but he made his living on the radio. And it was on the radio that Orson Welles achieved national and international stardom, with his innovative, and as it turned out, legendary production of HG Wells The War of the Worlds. It was the broadcast that shocked America, inducing panic across the nation with its breaking news approach to the story that aliens are invading the earth. Come, sit back, close your eyes, and imagine yourself tuning into your favourite station back in 1938…

(Film + Panel Discussion)
Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: 1941
Series:
WELLES 100

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May 24 06:30 pm

Is Kane the greatest movie ever made? For most of the past 70 years that has been the consensus, although more recently it has been supplanted in critical favour by Vertigo. Is Welles’ reputation in eclipse then? Does his first and most accomplished Hollywood movie withstand the test of time? A distinguished panel has agreed to share their responses to this complex, challenging and invigorating movie.

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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May 29 06:30 pm
May 30 04:00 pm
May 31 03:00 pm
Jun 01 06:30 pm
Jun 02 04:30 pm
Jun 03 08:25 pm
Jun 04 06:30 pm
Jun 06 04:15 pm

Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… "Timeless… bursting with colour and detail… it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes." Variety

**Please note, this run is screened in Japanese with English subtitles, except for Sun. May 31 & Tue. Jun 2 when they are dubbed in English.**

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 13 01:45 pm
Jun 14 03:45 pm

Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… "Timeless… bursting with colour and detail… it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes." Variety

Screening in a Japanese language, subtitled print except on Sun May 31 & Tues Jun 2, when the dubbed, English language version will screen.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 15 08:30 pm
Jun 16 06:30 pm

Obsessively cooped up in a Manhattan apartment by their father, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up understanding the outside world through the prism of movies - their reenactments of Tarantino have to be seen to be believed! Newfound freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 03 06:45 pm
Jul 05 06:10 pm
Jul 07 05:15 pm
Jul 09 06:30 pm

Obsessively cooped up in a Manhattan apartment by their father, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up understanding the outside world through the prism of movies - their reenactments of Tarantino have to be seen to be believed! Freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2008
Series:
Music Mondays

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May 25 08:30 pm

Like 50 Feet From Stardom this is the story of unsung heroes, the session musicians who made the 60s swing. Guaranteed, you will never hear pop from that era the same way again. Touching on everyone from the Beach Boys to Elvis, Sinatra to Sonny & Cher, this is an astonishing glimpse behind the scenes at the hey day of American pop. "Wonderful, touching and hilarious." Elvis Costello

"A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent ’60s pop classics, The Wrecking Crew is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkees were topping the charts. Pic celebrates a loose-knit group of largely unknown (except by industry insiders) session musicians, many of whom supplied the defining licks and backbeats — and in some cases, actually played instruments for band members — on legendary recordings." Joe Leydon, Variety

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Egypt, 2006
Series:
Cinema Salon

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Jun 02 07:30 pm

In downtown Cairo, The Yacoubian Building, a magnificent example of the Art Deco style, still stands. From a smug self-made millionaire with a thirst for political power to a Piaf-wannabe in a glitzy nightclub, the building and its inhabitants decompose, all victims of their merciless society. Based on a best-selling novel, and covering such taboo subjects as homosexuality and abortion, The Yacoubian Building broke box-office records in Egypt.

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