Aug 31: Serpico

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Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973)
Fri. Aug 31, 9:10 p.m; City Cinema – Admission $10
Starring: Al Pacino, Waldo Salt & Norman Wexler

An honest New York cop, Frank Serpico,  blows the whistle on the rampant corruption in the police force only to have his comrades turn against him.

”Al Pacino is stellar. Pacino, like in most of his early work, delivers a superbly charismatic, energetic, and powerful performance — he fully immerses himself into his character, he is Frank Serpico. ”

Aug 26: Strange Brew

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Strange Brew: The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, 1983)
Sun. Aug 26, 9:00 p.m.
Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow

Bob & Doug McKenzie (and with them, the entire SCTV team) are prominent figures of the Canadian culture from the ’70s and ’80s, with their show airing from 1976 to 1984 on CBC. Fortunately for us, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas immortalized their famous characters, Bob & Doug McKenzie, in this movie “Strange Brew: The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie”, a film released on August 26, 1983, thus marking its 35th anniversary to the day.

9 pm, Aug 26 at City Cinema – Admission $10

Aug 25: Heat

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Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
Sat. Aug 25, 9:00 p.m.
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Al Pacino and Robert de Niro were at the top of their game when they teamed up with Michael Mann, one of the most talented action filmmakers, so it’s no surprise that this gives us one of the best movies of the 90s. Director Christopher Nolan says that this film is the main inspiration he had for the making of Dark Knight.

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat of the police when they unknowingly leave a clue to their latest holdup.

‘’It’s not just an action picture. Above all, the dialogue is complex : They are eloquent, insightful, fanciful, poetic when necessary‘’ Roger Ebert

9 pm, Aug 25 at City Cinema – Admission $10

Aug 24: 8 1/2 a film by Federico Fellini

 

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8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)
Fri. Aug 24, 9:00 p.m.
Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale

Among the films that made Fellini famous, “8 ½” has a prestigious place in film history and is acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, thus the reason it is his most copied and plagiarized film. Woody Allen, in 1980 with “Stardust Memories”, made a personal version of it and Rob Marshall, the director of Chicago, directed “Nine” in 2009, a musical adaptation.

The premise is a film director spends some time in a mountain resort to recharge and come up with some new ideas.

” won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design and it is among the top 10 on the British Film Institute’s Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time.

Aug 24 – 9 pm at City Cinema; Admission $10

Aug 18: Princess Mononoke

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Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, 134 min)
Sat. Aug 18, 9:00 p.m
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Sun. Aug 19, 9:00 p.m.

A lot of people have asked us to present some Japanese animation films … so from now on, we will try to program at least one per month … This month, we will start with Princess Mononoke and we will present it for two nights: this Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 pm.

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony.

”Miyazaki folds a host of timely, hot-button issues into his tale: the plight of indigenous people and nature in the face of unchecked business interests, the death of spirituality in the name of social progress, misogyny in its many manifestations. Princess Mononoke is a Zeitgeist potpourri, strung with late-20th-century fear and anxiety.” ERNEST HARDY – LA Weekly


Remember that admission is $10, but for a Charlottetown Film Society/L’ipéen movies screened in the same week, keep your ticket from the first time you came to receive a $5 discount on the others. Tickets are available at the door or online on EventBrite.ca (https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-charlottetown-film-society-15086447032)

Aug 17: A Clockwork Orange

 

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A Clorkwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971, 135 min)
Fri. Aug 17, 9:00 p.m.
Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Originally, we had planned to screen 2001: A Space Odyssey to mark the 50th anniversary of its release, but Warner Bros. is preventing us from doing it, because there will be an “Anniversary Print” coming out soon. Following a survey we did on our facebook page, we will present another Kubrick movie instead: A Clorkwork Orange.

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn’t go as planned.

‘’ One of the first things that will strike anyone watching A Clockwork Orange today is how thoroughly modern it looks. If not for the presence of the youthful face of established thespian Malcolm McDowell, one could be forgiven the assumption that the movie was made far more recently than 1971. A Clockwork Orange is in no way dated, and the issues it addresses are as urgent today as they were three decades ago.’’ James Berardinelli

Remember that admission is $10, but for a Charlottetown Film Society/L’ipéen movies screened in the same week, keep your ticket from the first time you came to receive a $5 discount on the others. Tickets are available at the door or online on EventBrite.ca (https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-charlottetown-film-society-15086447032)