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Genre: Drama

Moulin Rouge!

The third film from visionary Australian director Baz Luhrmann, MOULIN ROUGE!, is a hyper-stylized dramatic romp that turns the conventions of the musical genre onto its (glittering) head by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs, reminiscent of the approach he utilized (with great success) in ROMEO+JULIET. Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, a… Continue Reading

Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas

Join us on Tuesday, August 14 for a screening of director Wim Wenders‘ Palme d’Or-winning PARIS, TEXAS. Written by the late, great Sam Shepard, this sweetly desolate road movie takes place in a mythologized Reagan-era America, and follows a disheveled man named Travis Henderson who wanders out of the desert, seemingly with no idea of… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday August 8, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Gina Harms, joined by special guest riffer Mister Nickel) are set to crack wise at the 1995 Keanu Reeves masterpiece… Continue Reading

Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice (Remaster!)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice (Remaster!)

Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky‘s final masterpiece, THE SACRIFICE, is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, “You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before.” As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson,… Continue Reading

Hereditary

Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision… Continue Reading

Summer of 84 (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Summer of 84 (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Start your end-of-summer long weekend right – with a very special, encore presentation of of RKSS‘ follow-up to their breakout indie hit TURBO KID, the soon-to-be-cult-classic horror thriller SUMMER OF 84. Even better? Get ready for a star-studded night, as members of the Vancouver-shot film (which made major waves following its premiere at this year’s… Continue Reading

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Though he is perhaps best known for his slew of genre-defining Westerns, John Ford‘s timely adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning, iconic 1939 novel THE GRAPES OF WRATH did earn him a Best Director Oscar. The film runs closely to its source material, honestly and realistically telling a story against the socio-economic impacts of the… Continue Reading

Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf

HOUR OF THE WOLF (“Vargtimmen“) is Ingmar Bergman‘s spin on the demons that plague his fellow creative artists. Max von Sydow plays a painter who, while spending a summer in seclusion with his pregnant wife Liv Ullmann, is visited by bizarre and disturbing visions. Before long, Ullmann is also experiencing her husband’s hallucinations; one of… Continue Reading

Beast

Beast

Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally… Continue Reading

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Calling all Nuns, Goat herders, Baronesses, Captains, and governesses! Wave your Edelweiss on August 10 as the hills of Commercial Drive are set to come alive with the Mother Superior of movie musicals – so get ready to yodel, people. This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most iconic films of all time – complete… Continue Reading