|Hello all, it’s a special week at the Cinema!
TODAY, this Wednesday, is NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY!
For that, it will be free admission to all three shows today!
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee in 2005
Starring Michel Cote, Danielle Proulx, Marc-Andre Grondin
In French with English subtitles
This film won Best Canadian Feature, Toronto International Film Festival for People’s choice award, American Film Institute Festival for People’s Choice and Atlantic Film Festival.
“A boundlessly energetic coming-of-age story set during the Age of Aquarius, Jean-Marc Vallée C.R.A.Z.Y. lives up to its name, carving out a psychedelic swirl of period pop culture that incorporates Patsy Cline, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Bruce Lee and Charles Aznavour on the same lively canvas… Canada’s official Oscar submission for best foreign-language feature manages keep up the entertaining yet emotionally satisfying pace sufficiently to earn audience accolades… Taking place in the noisy home of a middle-class Montreal family, the picture describes the sexually confused life and times of Zachary Beaulieu, the fourth of five sons born on Christmas Day 1960 to a Patsy Cline-loving, chain-smoking father and well-meaning mother, who always seems to be pressing grilled cheese sandwiches with her trusty iron. Caught between not wanting to disappoint his parents (his mother believes he has a gift to heal the sick), feuding with his drug-dealing older brother and ultimately being true to himself, Zac finds inspiration, first in Bowie’s Space Oddity and then in the punk rock movement. In addition to boasting a uniformly winning ensemble, an agreeably propulsive tempo and a killer soundtrack, the Montreal native’s fourth film, written with Francois Boulay, is equally impressive in its scrupulous attention to period authenticity, which production designer Patrice Bricault-Vermette captures right down to the smallest crumb. Even amid all that cigarette smoke, you’d swear you could smell the Cheez Whiz.” – Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter. “An achingly emotional and funny portrait.” – The Toronto Sun. “Expect to hear plenty about this exhilarating Quebec drama, which is already being touted as the province’s most promising cinematic export since The Barbarian Invasions. Actually, it’s better…C.R.A.Z.Y. is so sure-footed it barely touches ground.” – Eye Magazine
Directed by Ivan Reitman in 1979
Starring Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin and Kate Lynch
Rudy goes to summer camp full of rowdy teenagers. The head counsellor is Tripper Harrison, the prank pulling, girl seducing, fun lover, teasing both his boss and the counsellors at the nearby rich kids camp. He and everyone else are sick and tired of always losing the Camp Olympics every year, and Tripper must encourage all campers to try their hardest, and even convince young Rudy that this may be his chance to feel better about himself.
Directed by David Cronenberg in 1988
Starring Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold and Heidi von Palleske
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
—Shannon Patrick Sullivan