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Celluloid Wonderland: Le Cinéclub/The Film Society Reveals it’s Winter Programming!

Le Cinéclub: The Film Society has recently unveiled it’s winter/spring programming schedule!

For many years, this group has delivered some of the most fun and interesting screenings of films from around the world, all of which are gloriously projected on 16mm or 35mm. Le Cinéclub: The Film Society offers rare and unique experiences for every kind of cinema-lover, including a special silent film screening on May 30th, which will take place at a local church with live musical accompaniment ( Raoul Walsh’s The Thief of Bagdad)!

We encourage you to like their Facebook page for all the latest news on their screenings!

Screenings usually start at 6:30pm (doors at 6), and tickets are 6$ at the door for students (8$ for everyone else). Le Cinéclub: The Film Society Winter/Spring Program

January 18th, 6:30pm, VA 114 PEEPING TOM (UK, 101min) Dir. Micheal Powell, 1960

Here, the camera captures a deranged man who captures women with his deranged camera. This is a film so disturbing, it destroyed Powell’s brilliant career. Very rare vintage 35mm Technicolor print! ___________________________________________________________________

February 1st, 6:30pm, VA 114 42ND STREET (USA, 89min) Dir. Busby Berkely, 1933

One of the greatest Broadway-styled musicals of all time is full of pathos, humour and “pre-code” sexual innuendo. The spectacular choreographies by Busby Berkeley are simply breath taking on the big screen. ___________________________________________________________________

February 15th, 6:30pm, Cinéma deSève COLD STEEL (China, 101min, English ST) Dir. David Wu, 2011

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this explosive action film that recently wowed audiences at the top genre festivals in North America. This one’s hot! (Superb 35mm cinemascope surround sound print.) ___________________________________________________________________

March 1st, 6:30pm, VA 114 LA BEAUTE DU DIABLE (France, 96min, English ST) Dir. René Clair, 1950

In this Faustian tale, the on-screen interplay between French acting legends Gerard Philipe and Michel Simon is what elevates this fantasy film to a greatness worth selling your soul to see! ___________________________________________________________________

March 15th, 6:30pm, venue TBD “KID POWER” selections, 1970-1987

Revisit the ‘After School Special’ and get your teenage kicks through the joy of classic 70s and 80s shorts on vintage 16mm. Guest speaker: writer Kier-la Janisse, publisher of the recent ‘Kid Power!’ book. ____________________________________________________________________

March 30th, 6:30pm, VA 114 L’INVENTION DIABOLIQUE (Czech, 84min) Dir. Karel Zeman, 1958

The tales of Jules Verne come to life in ways you have never seen in this astoundingly beautiful black and white opus by a European master of animated features. + Short by Georges Méliès. _____________________________________________________________________

April 12th, 6:30pm, VA 114 CUT-THROATS NINE (Spain, 90min) Dir. J.R Marchent, 1972

Considered to be the most graphically horrific Euro-western ever made at the time, it can still grab the audience by the throat and not let go until the explosive end. _____________________________________________________________________

April 26th, 6:30pm, VA 114 MR. ARKADIN (France & Spain, 96min) Dir. Orson Welles, 1955

As we celebrate Welles’ 100th anniversary, a wild assortment of character actors appear in this bizarre, visually memorable mystery-adventure that parallels his other great film, CITIZEN KANE. _____________________________________________________________________

May 10th, 6:30pm, Cinéma deSève CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (USA, 89min) Dir. Jack Arnold, 1955

Beware! The last of the great Universal monsters lurks below the surface of the dark waters, ready to pounce on you at any moment. As fun today as it was during the first wave of 3-D thrills in the 50s. _____________________________________________________________________

May 24th, 6:30pm, Cinéma deSève AT CLOSE RANGE (USA, 111min) Dir. James Foley, 1986

In one of their best performances ever, Christopher Walken and Sean Penn tear up the screen as a twisted father and son living a life of crime. This powerful film is based on a true story you won’t soon forget. _____________________________________________________________________

May 30th, TBD, W.P Church THE THIEF OF BAGDAD with Live Musical Accompaniment (USA, 140min) Dir. Raoul Walsh, 1924

Heroic silent screen legend Douglas Fairbanks sr. jumps acrobatically from scene to scene in this exotic adventure tale done on a breathtakingly grand scale. A vintage film print will be projected onto a large screen in a stunning old gothic church and accompanied by LIVE musicians on piano, percussion, string and wind instruments! (Live belly-dancing too!)

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