Co-Sponsored by the Department of New Media at the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Public Library
2014-2015
New Media Film Series 2012-2013

What is the New Media Film Series?

  The New Media Film Series is dedicated to showcasing a selection of films that have contributed to our understanding of cinema's achievements, and signal directions for its future. Initiated and sponsored by the Department of New Media, various scholars from the University of Lethbridge will introduce and screen their choices for films that advance the art form. Please join us twice a month as we explore together the parameters of various masterful cinematic accomplishments.

Mission Statement

  The New Media Film Series focuses on new possibilities and creative currents within the cinema, and provides a forum for the public to be exposed to and discuss cinema's historical developments. We aim to provide the Lethbridge community with an opportunity to enhance their appreciation and understanding of cinema as an art form via conversations with informed scholars and aficionados. Therefore, the Series is dedicated to presenting a vibrant glimpse of cinema's future, and agitates for the importance of understanding and appreciating its past.


Inside Llewyn Davis

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A down-at-the-heels folk singer tries to make a name for himself in the dog-eat-dog 1961 New York music scene.

(Ethan & Joel Coen/USA/2013)

Won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

This film offers a stringent voyage of overcast skies, melancholy folk, soured relationships and no direction home.

- JM Tyree (Sight and Sound)

>> For more information: www.insidellewyndavis.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


Stone Reader

STONE READER

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Blake Evernden (MFA New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A documentary mystery on the disappearance of acclaimed American novelist, Dow Mossman, and his adored work, The Stones of Summer.

(Mark Moskowitz/USA/2002)

Won the Jury Special Award & Audience Award at the 2002 Slamdance Festival

…a wonderful film about readers and reading, writers and writing.

- Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)

>> For more information: www.stonereader.net

>> View the trailer: www.youtube.com


Common Chord

COMMON CHORD

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by the filmmaker, Professor Deric Olsen (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

In this locally produced drama, a young father struggles to choose between a promising career as a musician and a daughter who needs him desperately.

(Deric Olsen/Canada/2013)

Nominated for seven 2014 AMPIA Awards.

>> For more information: www.commonchordmovie.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


An Evening with UPA Animation

AN EVENING WITH UPA ANIMATION

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Professor Bob Cousins (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Enjoy a selection of hilarious and innovative short cartoons by the studio that brought you Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing, and pioneered the technique of limited animation.

(USA/1943-1965)

Won Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film in 1951, 1955 & 1956

For almost a decade…UPA challenged convention and influenced both popular culture and art and design for years to come.

- John M. Miller (Turner Classic Movies)

>> For more information: tooninanimation.net


Blade Runner

BLADE RUNNER

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Paul Sparrow-Clarke (Academic Initiatives Manager)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

In this enormously influential science fiction and film noir hybrid, a special police operative in 2019 Los Angeles tracks down and “retires” renegade androids.

(Ridley Scott/USA/1982)

Selected in 1993 for preservation in the National Film Registry

This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.

- Owen Glieberman (Entertainment Weekly)

>> For more information: www.bladerunnerthemovue.warnerbros.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


Her

HER

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

21st century romantics will be delighted by this rosy and slightly melancholic tale of boy-meets-computer.

(Spike Jonze/USA/2013)

Won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Jonze's strange SF-lite romance brims with love actual and intelligence artificial.

- Anton Bitel (Film4)

>> For more information: www.herthemovie.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


Departures

DEPARTURES

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Abigail McMeekin (Modern Languages)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Can an out-of-work cellist adjust to his unexpected new profession as a small-town nokanshi – a professional who prepares bodies for funeral services?

(Yôjirô Takita/Japan/2008)

Won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

A moving celebration of life through showing reverence for death.

- Maggie Lee (Hollywood Reporter)

>> For more information: www.departures-themovie.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


My Winnipeg

MY WINNIPEG

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Dana Cooley (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Fact, fantasy, and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

(Guy Maddin/Canada/2007)

Won the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Feature

This is a secret history, and it's a wonder.

- Ty Burr (Boston Globe)

>> For more information: www.cbc.ca

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


The Exterminating Angel

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Kiki Benzon (English)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Aristocratic guests cannot muster the will to leave a deadly dinner party in this renowned, surrealist black comedy.

(Luis Buñuel/Mexico/1962)

Nominated for a Palme d’or at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival

…this unclassifiable creation must count as one of the most twisted stunts ever mounted for the screen.

- Ed Gonzalez (Slant)

>> For more information: www.criterion.com

>> View the trailer: www.youtube.com


Spartan

SPARTAN

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Blake Evernden (MFA New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A terse political thriller involving a President’s missing daughter and the very determined Delta Force operative tasked to find her.

(David Mamet/USA/2004)

An entertainingly over-the-top tale of good, evil, sex, and betrayal.

- James Berardinelli (ReelViews)

>> For more information: www.imdb.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


Jason and the Argonauts

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Paul Sparrow-Clarke (Academic Initiatives Manager)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Featuring extraordinary stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen, this loopy adaptation of a classic Greek myth features a nautical quest for the fabled Golden Fleece.

(Don Chaffey/USA/1963)

For sheer old-fashioned, childhood rekindling adventure you really can't go past it.

- Ian Nathan (Empire)

>> For more information: www.tcm.com

>> View the trailer: www.youtube.com


Snowpiercer

SNOWPIERCER

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Survivors of an ecological disaster are confined to a globe-spanning train in which some of the passengers are plotting a rebellion against their upper-class captors.

(Joon-ho Bong/South Korea/2013)

Won a 2013 Blue Dragon Award for Best Direction

An enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic.

- Scott Foundas (Variety)

>> For more information: www.imdb.com

>> View the trailer: www.imdb.com


An Evening With Warner Bros. Cartoons

AN EVENING WITH WARNER BROS. CARTOONS

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Professor Bob Cousins (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

From the studio that brought you Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies comes an evening of innovative cartoon shorts made during the Golden Age of American animation.

(USA/1933-1969)

Won Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film in 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957 & 1958

These films were…more than an excuse to escape reality. They WERE reality, transformed into art: brutally true, honorably honest, like Samuel Beckett with the fun up front.

- Richard Corliss (Time)

>> For more information: www.bcdb.com


Therese Raquin

THÉRÈSE RAQUIN

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Melanie Collado (Modern Languages)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A modern update of Zola’s 1867 novel, this French crime drama depicts an illicit romance between a bored housewife and her truck driving lover – an affair that leads to blackmail and murder.

(Marcel Carné/France/1953)

Won the Silver Lion at the 1953 Venice Film Festival

A commentary on the social ills and moral decline of its time…and a supremely satisfying example of French film noir.

James Travers (frenchfilms.info)

>> For more information: www.kinolorber.com


Enlightenment Guaranteed

ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. John Harding (Religious Studies)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Two brothers embark on a trip to a Japanese zen monastery in this satire on culture shock and Western views of Eastern spirituality.

(Doris Dörrie/Germany/1999)

Won 2000 Bavarian Film Award for Best Production

A warm, closely observed satire of lived life, and it is a charmer.

- Bob Graham (San Francisco Chronicle)

>> For more information: www.buddhistfilmfoundation.org

>> View the trailer: www.youtube.com


Blancanieves

BLANCANIEVES

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Dana Cooley (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale this contemporary silent film focuses on a female bullfighter – and her evil stepmother – in 1920s Seville.

(Pablo Berger/Spain/2012)

Won the 2012 Goya Award for Best Film

This gorgeous silent film is an unexpected gift from the gods of pure cinema.

- Jordan Hoffman (Film.com)

>> For more information: www.arcadiamotionpictures.com

>> View the trailer: www.youtube.com

Previous Screenings 2013-2014

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HOLY MOTORS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A joyous, raucous tribute to film acting with Denis Lavant playing a mysterious man who is driven by limo to one strange occurrence after another.

(France: Leos Carax, 2012), 115 min.

Won Award of the Youth at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

For all its disruptive energy, Holy Motors is also a thing of sublime beauty.

- Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle)

>> For more information about the film visit www.holymotorsfilm.com


The Gleaners and I

THE GLEANERS AND I

Wednesday, September 30, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Beth Gerwin (Modern Languages)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A documentary on poverty, thrift and the curious place of scavenging in French culture, French New Wave pioneer, Agnès Varda, depicts the world of gleaners who collect and make use of what others have discarded.

(France: Agnès Varda, 2000), 82 min.

Winner of the 2002 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Documentary

It not only informs and educates, it enlightens … with a supreme enchantment and poetry.

- Jeffery M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


The Women on the 6th Floor

THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR

Monday, October 7, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Mélanie Collado (Modern Languages)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

(France: Philippe Le Guay, 2010), 118 min.

Winner of 2012 César Award for Best Supporting Actress

A frothy French fancy with a warm heart at its core.

- David Michael Brown (Empire)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


The Devil's Backbone

THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE

Monday, October 21, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Paul Sparrow-Clarke (Academic Initiatives Manager, University of Lethbridge)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

During the Spanish Civil War, a 12-year-old boy uncovers dark secrets at a haunted orphanage.

(Spain: Guillermo del Toro, 2001), 106 min.

Winner, Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film, Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, 2002.

This is a film rich in texture, characterization and themes. Besides being genuinely creepy, it is also surprisingly moving.

- Steve Biodrowski (Cinefantastique)

>> For more information about the film visit www.sonyclassics.com


To Be Or Not To Be

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Professor Bob Cousins (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

(USA: Ernst Lubitsch, 1942), 99 min.

Selected in 1996 for preservation in the National Film Registry

One of the most profound, emotionally complex comedies ever made, covering a range of tones from satire to slapstick to shocking black humor.

– Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


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AMER

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by C. Blake Evernden (MFA Candidate, New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Searing memories and carnal desires rule the mind of a young woman in thrall to her own fantasies in this psychological thriller that blends eroticism with European slasher movie traditions and a haunted house on the Côte d'Azur.

(Belgium: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2009), 90 min.

A nightmare vision of desire and fear. Gorgeous, heady and dazzling.

- Mark Olsen (Los Angeles Times)

>> For more information about the film visit www.amer-film.com


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THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Mélanie Collado (Modern Languages)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A sensitive seven-year-old girl living a small village in 1940 rural Spain is traumatized after viewing James Whale's Frankenstein and drifts into her own fantasy world.

(Spain: Víctor Erice, 1973), 97 min.

Won 1974 Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Film

Lyrical and majestic…one of the most compelling fables about haunted childhood.

- Emanuel Levy (Variety)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


We Need To Talk About Kevin

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A mother contends for fifteen years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child.

(UK: Lynne Ramsay, 2011), 112 min.

Won Best Film at the 2011 London Film Festival

A meaty, full-fat, marrow-rich, extra-pulp vision of the nightmare side of motherhood.

- Catherine Bray (Film4)

>> For more information about the film visit www.kevin.oscilloscope.net


Louis 19, le roi des ondes

LOUIS 19, LE ROI DES ONDES

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Professor Ryan Harper-Brown (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Louis has always had a dream, to be on television. But when he enters a contest and wins, the first prize involves a cameraman following him everywhere for three months.

(Canada: Michel Poulette, 1994), 95 min.

Won Most Popular Canadian Film at the 1994 Vancouver International Film Festival

A very smart satire on television and its craven attempts to grab ratings at any cost.

- Canadian Film Encyclopedia

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


Grizzly Man

GRIZZLY MAN

Monday, January 29, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Kiki Benzon (English)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

(USA: Werner Herzog, 2005), 104 min.

Won Awards for Best Documentary: Toronto Film Critics Association, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association

For Mr. Herzog, it's clear that the truth of this story isn't located just in the facts . . . but in a performance that is as artful as it is true.

- Manohla Dargis (The New York Times)

>> For more information about the film visit www.wernerherzog.com


Drive

DRIVE

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Paul Sparrow-Clarke (Academic Initiatives Manager, University of Lethbridge)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver gets in too deep when he helps a neighbour.

(USA: Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011), 100 min.

Winner, Best Director, Cannes Film Festival, 2011.

…an elegant exercise in style, and its emotions may be hidden but they run deep.

- Roger Ebert

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


The Ides of March

THE IDES OF MARCH

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Professor Deric Olsen (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

(USA: George Clooney, 2011), 101 min.

Won Brian Award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival

This is intelligent filmmaking, and a provocative moral fable.

- Charlie McCollum (San Jose Mercury News)

>> For more information about the film visit www.sonypictures.com


Sunset Boulevard

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Professor Bob Cousins (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission


A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

(USA: Billy Wilder, 1950), 110 min.

Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay.

Sunset Boulevard remains the best drama ever made about the movies because it sees through the illusions, even if Norma doesn't.

– Roger Ebert

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS

Thursday, March 27, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Dana Cooley (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission


The Vamp. The Wife. What's a poor boy to do? Love, passion, murder, remorse (and more!) all told in sumptuous black and white.

(USA: F.W. Murnau, 1927), 94 min.

Won 1929 Oscar for Unique and Artistic Production

This film is precious, not least because it belongs to a lost time – it's one of the silent era's final hurrahs…a monochrome fairytale.

- Pamela Hutchinson (The Guardian)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


Rashomon

RASHOMON

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Abigail McMeekin (Modern Languages)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission


Rashômon tells a non-linear story about a brutal rape and murder in the woods from four different, fallible perspectives. There is no ultimate resolution, and audiences are left questioning the nature of truth and perception.

(Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1950), 88 min.

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1950 Venice Film Festival

A true classic…on the inability of any one man to know the truth, no matter how clearly he thinks he sees things.

- James Berardinelli (Reel Views)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com


Solaris

SOLARIS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Kiki Benzon (English)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission


A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting an alien planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

(Russia: Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972), 167 min.

Won Grand Prix Spécial du Jury and the International Federation of Film Critics prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.

This great examination of the limits of rationalism and the perverse power of even the most ill-fated love, needs to be seen as widely as possible.

- Salman Rushdie (Step Across This Line)

>> For more information about the film visit www.imdb.com

Previous Screenings 2012-2013

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MELANCHOLIA

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Two sisters contend with depression, marriage, and other little catastrophes – including the sudden appearance of a mysterious planet on a potential collision course with Earth.

(Denmark: Lars von Trier, 2011), 130 min.

Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Melancholia will haunt you for days, maybe weeks.

- Rafer Guzman (Newsweek)

>> For more information about the film visit www.melancholiathemovie.com


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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Paul Sparrow-Clarke (Academic Initiatives Manger, University of Lethbridge)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A haunting, melancholy tale of pre-adolescent love, pain, and vampires, set in wintry Stockholm, circa 1982.

(Sweden: Tomas Alfredson, 2008), 115 min.

Won Best Narrative Feature at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival

Best. Vampire. Movie. Ever.

- Washington Examiner

>> For more information about the film visit www.lettherightoneinmovie.com


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ADVENTURELAND

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Prof. Bob Cousins (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

It’s a minimum wage job in a decrepit amusement park. It’s 1987. It’s Pittsburgh. What’s a would-be Columbia undergrad to do?

(USA: Greg Mottola, 2009), 107 min.

Nominated for a 2009 Independent Spirit Award (Best Screenplay)

…a sweet little memory ache, a Proustian cookie co-flavored with semiotics and Whitesnake.

- Kyle Smith (New York Post)

>> For more information about the film visit www.adventurelandthemovie.co.uk


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SOMEWHERE

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Kiki Benzon (English)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

Johnny Marco is contending with the dizziness of international superstardom and part-time fatherhood. Who’s to say which is the more delirious experience?

(USA: Sofia Coppola, 2010), 97 min.

Won the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival

A thoughtful and interesting deconstruction and demythologizing of American celebrity.

- Mike Scott (Times-Picayune)

>> For more information about the film visit focusfeatures.com/somewhere


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MOON

Monday, January 14, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Paul Sparrow Clarke (Academic Initiatives Manger, University of Lethbridge)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

On the dark side of the moon, the last person you’d expect to run into is…another version of you. Lunar astronaut Sam Bell undergoes a mind-bending identity crisis in this impressive work of indie science fiction.

(UK: Duncan Jones, 2009), 97 min.

Won a BAFTA Award (2010) for Outstanding Debut

…an old-fashioned sci-fi movie in the best sense: …dispensing with overweening CGI and loud flashy action sequences while harking back to subtler, more ideas-driven entries in the genre.

- Philip Kemp (Sight & Sound)

>> For more information about the film visit www.sonypictures.com/classics/moon/


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THE ARTIST

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Dana Cooley (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

What could be a more difficult career transition to weather than learning to speak for the first time? A blissful love-letter to the art of silent cinema.

(France: Michel Hazanavicius, 2011), 100 min.

Won the Academy Award (2012) for Best Picture

Goofily gorgeous, heartfelt and endlessly rewatchable, this is the true meaning of escapism.

- Catherine Bray (Film4)

>> For more information about the film visit weinsteinco.com/sites/the-artist/


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KISS KISS BANG BANG

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Prof. Bob Cousins (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

When a petty thief is mistaken for an actor auditioning for a role in a detective film, it isn’t long before he’s ducking the deadliest babes and bullets La-La Land has to offer. A hard boiled romp and hilarious whodunit.

(USA: Shane Black, 2005), 103 min.

Won Empire Award (2006) for Best Thriller

A cheerful mess of a pulp-fiction parody, pumped full of laughs.

- J. R. Jones (Chicago Reader)

>> For more information about the film visit wwws.warnerbros.co.uk/kisskissbangbang/


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COSMOPOLIS

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Taylor (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

How difficult is it to get a decent haircut in Manhattan? 28-year-old billionaire, Eric Packer, is about to discover that it can be a matter of life and death in this brilliant satire of 21st century hyper-capitalism.

(Canada: David Cronenberg, 2012), 108 min.

Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

An eerily precise match of filmmaker and material, Cosmopolis probes the soullessness of the 1% with the cinematic equivalent of latex gloves.

- Justin Chang (Variety)

>> For more information about the film visit cosmopolisthefilm.com/en


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THE BROTHERS BLOOM

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
7-9:30PM

Hosted by Prof. Deric Olsen (New Media)

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission

A pair of dirty rotten scoundrels gear up for one last long grift in this whimsical comedy caper. Written and directed by one of the sharpest young American filmmakers, Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper).

(USA: Rian Johnson, 2008), 114 min.

A screwball comedy for the New Depression.

- John Anderson (Washington Post)

>> For more information about the film visit www.brothersbloom.com/