The Charlottetown Film Society in Collaboration with L’Ipéen Present: The Red House


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A French critic called Delmer Dave’s The Red House ” an English Gothic novel filmed in an American country side.”

Something between a thriller, a film noir and a horror movie and often called “a proto-Lynchiam film,” this story is about an orphan raised by a brother and a sister under the weight of a troubled past; featuring Edward G. Robinson who gives his most expressionistic interpretation …

With L’Ipéen, we will host a screening on Wednesday at 9:10 at City Cinema. $10 admission.

The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen Present: Making Love


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The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen will be hosting a screening a Making Love, a film directed by Arthur Hiller (the director of Love Story, The In-Laws & Teachers).

“Making Love gave something to gay audiences, who were used to being represented as monsters… Hollywood’s first gay romance. And for many years, it was its last.” – Kate Arthur

A doctor, married to a television network executive, starts having feelings for another man.
City Cinema – $10 admission

Saturday, July 21 @ 9:05 pm
Part of our Arthur Hiller weekend with his 1970 film, Love Story, a film by Arthur Miller, which we show Friday (07/20) at 9:05 pm.

The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with the NFB of Canada and the City of Charlottetown – Alanis Obomsawin: July 5 – 7 and 12 – 14

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The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada and the City of Charlottetown will be holding a free retrospective of six films from ground-breaking indigenous documentarian Alanis Obomsawin: July 5 – 7 and 12 – 14

Obomsawin is one of the most celebrated indigenous filmmakers in the world. Her 1993 documentary “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance,” is widely seen as the authoritative chronicle of the 1990 Oka crisis, in which the Canadian military was engaged in an armed stand-off with Mohawk residents living near a small Quebec town. The film, produced with the National Film Board of Canada, screened around the world and won over a dozen international awards. In all, Obomsawin is the creator of 50 films. Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, has a lengthy list of awards, including an officer of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the National Order of Québec. She was the subject of a two-week retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2008, and in 2016, she was awarded the 2016 Prix Albert-Tessier, Quebec’s highest award for cinema. (The Guardian, PE, July 4, 2018)

Following is the schedule for the Obomsawin retrospective:

Thursday, July 5, 9 p.m.: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, 119 min)
Friday, July 6, 9 p.m.: Rocks at Whiskey Trench (2000, 105 min)
Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m.: Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006, 104 min)

Thursday, July 12, 9 p.m.: Trick or Treaty? (2014, 85 min)
Friday, July 13, 9 p.m.: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (2016, 163 min)
Saturday, July 14th at 9 p.m.: Our People Will Be Healed (2017, 97 min.)

City Cinema – Admission Free  (Donations)

July 2nd: Anne of Green Gables

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The Charlottetown Film Society Inc., in collaboration with L’Ipéen, is happy to present the earliest surviving film version of the Island beloved novel. (There was a silent version made in 1917, but it is now considered a lost film).

Screenwriter Sam Mintz brings small changes to the novel (Ms. Barry and Rachel Lynde became one character), but the essence of the novel is there.

On the fun fact side, teenage actress Dawn Evelyeen Paris changed her name several times. In this film she is credited under the name of Dawn O’Day, but after the film she legally changed her name to Anne Shirley!

City Cinema – July 2nd at 9:10 pm

Admission $10


The Charlottetown Film Society in Collaboration with L’ipéen Present: Expedition of the Thousand

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Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini has always been fascinated by historical figures, from Louis XIV to Francis of Assisi. In 1961, to celebrate the centenary of ‘’Expedition of the Thousand,’’ Rossellini devoted a film to Giuseppe Garibaldi and his famous military campaign.

Isabella Rossellini once said “My dad’s movies are fading away, My father is slowly being forgotten.” Fortunately, from time to time, a film a bit forgotten as is the case here, is revived in a beautifully restored copy!

L’Ipéen and The Charlottetown Film Society are truly excited to allow Island moviegoers to rediscover (or discover) a forgotten Rossellini masterpiece.

Thursday, June 21 – 9:15 PM

at City Cinema





The Charlottetown Film Society in Collaboration with L’ipéen Present: Late Spring

The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen will present what is considered one of the best movies in the history of cinema. On the British Film Institute’s famous list of ”The Greatest Films of All Time” Late Spring by Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu appears in 15th place.

Noriko, is 27 years old and still not married and lives relatively happy with her father, yet he would like to see her take a husband. Noriko, meanwhile, is afraid to let her father live alone.

As is often the case with Ozu cinema, Late Spring behind a simple premise gives us a portrait of Japan from the post-war period. This is the first film of the last period of Ozu’s career which is known as his mature periode. He spent more than twenty years perfecting his style and Late Spring and all the films that followed it are true masterpieces. This movie also opens an informal trilogy, the ”Noriko trilogy” with actress Setsuko Hara. The other two films are Early Spring and Tokyo Story.  It goes without saying that we plan to present the other two films soon.

In Japanese with English subtitles

May 31st – 9 p.m. at City Cinema; admission $10

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The Charlottetown Film Society in Collaboration with L’ipéen Present: David

The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen have organized a special screening of Joel Fendelman’s David; Winner of the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and of the Ecumenical prize at the Montreal World Film Festival. The story is of a Muslim boy and son of a Brooklyn Iman who after finding a mikra, a hebrew Bible, begins attending Jewish school and befriends Yoav and his family.

May 27th – 3 pm at City Cinema. $15 non-members $10 members.






The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen Present:

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May 12 – 3 pm at City Cinema

A Special Screening of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s La Maison du Bonheur

In collaboration with the Charlottetown Film Society, L’ipéen a special screening of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s La Maison du Bonheur (The house of Happiness). The movie has been named Best Canadian Documentary by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle in 2017.

A Franco-Ontarian filmmaker goes to Paris to meet an astrologer who has lived in the same house for many decades. Bohdanowicz follows her in her daily routine as she tells about her life, her job, her love of flowers and coffee. The film is made of small bittersweet vignettes.

The film will be preceded by a short film by Sofia Bohdanowicz.