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Reel Forecast: We are in the midst of Collapse - create something

Posted by Andrés / February 5, 2010

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Find films easily for FRIDAY FEB 5 through THURSDAY FEB 11.

Okay, so last week's Reel Forecast was ugly - hideous even. I'm having some issues with how best to include as much information as possible with as little clutter. So first things first: I have reformatted the mass of screenings in order to make it easier on the eyes. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Next: if you care about your planet, your survival and your children, you should probably head over to Cinema du Parc. Collapse premieres tonight and runs all week. Narrated by Michael Ruppert, it's a film that deals in what he calls "conspiracy fact", in which he uses known facts (such as we are past peak oil and demand is rising while supply is diminishing) in an attempt to project the future conflicts that arise from these facts. The results are horrifying, even if it is all (educated) guesswork.

My suggestion is try to distract yourself from the worries of Ruppert or even what you're eating (see Tuesday's screening below) and go make some art at the NFB Cinérobotheque. On Sunday and in celebration of the Fête des Neiges, the NFB is screening the short La Guerre des tuques and holding workshops allowing visitors to create their own animated shorts. The best will be screened at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma québécois film festival.

FRIDAYCLARO (dir. Glauber Rocha, It.-Fr.-R.-U., 1975, 107 min) This drama pits the religiousness of Italians with a political strike (FST) Cinémathèque québecoise 4pm $6-7 More Info / SPEEDY (dir. Ted Wilde, USA, 1928, 77 min) Harold Lloyd's last silent film delivers laughs at Coney Island with live piano accompaniment by Gabriel Thibaudeau (EFF) Cinémathèque québecoise 6:30pm $6-7 More Info / VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW (dir. Amir Muhammad, Malaysia, 2007, 72 min) Documentary mixing footage of decades-long guerrila war with a Thai radio soap opera (EST) Cinémathèque québecoise 7pm $6-7 More Info / LE GÉNÉRAL DU DIABLE (dir. Helmet Kautner, Germany, 1955, 120 min) German film about an aviation pioneer who distants himself from Hitler's regime during WW2 (FST) Goethe Institut 7pm $6-7 More Info / TÊTES COUPÉES (dir. Glauber Rocha, Brazil/Spain, 1970, 94 min) Diaz holds up in his castle dreaming of when he used to rule Eldorado (FST) Cinémathèque québecoise 8:30pm $6-7 More Info / ÉPISODES DU DÉCALOGUE (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowsky, Poland, 1989) This highly ambitious and popular mini-series has ten one-hour episodes based on each of the Ten Commandments - Casa Obscura's website admits each episode is an hour long, but fails to say how many they are screening - surprise! (FST) Casa Obscura 9pm More Info

SATURDAYTHE GREAT ZIEGFELD (dir. Robert Z. Leonard, USA, 1936, 176 min) A really long dramatization of the life of Flo Ziegfeld, producer of extravagant stage shows (EO) Cinémathèque québecoise 5pm $6-7 More Info / TERRE EN TRANSE (dir. Glauber Rocha, Brazil, 108 min) A political historical drama about fake Latin-American country of Eldorado, preceded by Rocha's 15 min. short Amazonas, Amazonas (FST) Cinémathèque québecoise 9pm $6-7 More Info

SUNDAYENTRE LES MURS (dir. Laurent Cantet, France, 2008, 128 min) A modern classic about the relationship between teacher and students (FO) Théâtre Outremont 4pm $5 More Info / FACTEUR (dir. Dariush Mehrjui, Iran, 1970, 107 min) The story of an innocent man in Iran who submits to the guilt placed on him by the government, preceded by 16 min. short Rangha by director Kiarostami (FST) Cinémathèque québecoise 5pm $6-7 More Info / A IDADE DE TERRA (dir. Glauber Rocha, Brazil, 1980, 140 min) The last film by Rocha is a series of different segments and images that address the socio-political themes of his filmography (EST) Cinémathèque québecoise 7:15pm $6-7 More Info

MONDAYTHE LAST STATION (dir. Michael Hoffman, Ger.-Rus.-UK, 2009, 112 min) The story of the last days of the marriage between Russian author Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya, Helen Mirren has been getting Oscar buzz for this role - this screening requires membership to the Cinemagique club which costs $20 on top of the price of admission (EO) Cinema du Parc 6:30 pm $11 More Info / DIAMOND ROAD (dir. Nisha Pahuja & Manfred Becker, Canada, 2008, 99 min) A political economy documentary on diamonds (EO) Concordia University 7:30pm Free More Info / COCO AVANT CHANEL (dir. Anne Fontaine, France, 2009, 110 min) Stars Audrey Tatou and his a biopic about Gabrielle Chanel before she became famous (FO) Théâtre Outremont 7:30pm $5-6 More Info

TUESDAYKING CORN (dir. Aaron Woolf, USA, 2007, 88 min) Touching a subject that I've been rather obsessed about lately (or so I've been told), this documentary is the scary story of corn, how it subjugates farmers and the people who eat it (us) in its many incarnations (EO) McGill University 8pm Free More Info

WEDNESDAYDRÔLE DE DRAME (dir. Marcel Carné, France, 1937, 105 min) From the director of Le jour se leve comes this dark anti-Anglican comedy (FST) Cinémathèque québecoise 6pm $6-7 More Info / SANCTUARY (dir. Yuhang Ho, Malaysia, 2004, 80 min) A contemporary look at the relatioship between overworked Chinese citizens (EST) Cinémathèque québecoise 7pm $6-7 More Info / VIE D'ANGE (dir. Pierre Harel, Québec, 1979, 84 min) A subversive comedy starring Paule Baillargeon who is also present at the screening (FO) Cinémathèque québecoise 8:30pm $6-7 More Info

THURSDAYEDISON AND LEO (dir. Neil Burns, Canada, 2008, 79 min) A dark claymation about an inventor whose experiments go beyond common decency, charged with sexual and violent moments (EO) Cinémathèque québecoise 6:30pm $6-7 More Info / TUVALU (dir. Veit Helmer, Germany, 1999, 100 min) From the director of Absurdistan, an inventive comic fable with the feel of Jeunet-Caro (EFF) Goethe Institut 7pm $6-7 More Info / CLASSIC ARCHIVE: ARTHUR RUBENSTEIN & WILHELM KEMPFF (dir. Philippe Truffault, France, 2001, 50+55 min) Two short films of musicians interpreting classical pieces by Schumann, Beethoven and other greats (FO) Cinémathèque québecoise 7pm $6-7 More Info / PERSONAL MATTERS (SHORT FILMS) A collection of short personal local films about the emotional landscape - also the launch of Illusory World, a handmade miniature encyclopedia on the wonders of optical illusion (EO) Friperie Pote:tr 7:30pm Free More Info / LE MIRACLE DES LOUPS (dir. Raymond Bernard, France, 1926, 132 min) With french intertitles, this silent movie tells the story of how King Louis XI tried to unify France (FO) Cinémathèque québecoise 8:30pm $6-7 More Info

* A note on acronyms (a.k.a. the legend): EST (English Subtitles), FST (French Subtitles), EO (English Only), FO (French Only), EFF (English & French Friendly)

Image of Michael Ruppert courtesy the film Collapse.

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Jer / February 5, 2010 at 09:39 am
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New layout is much easier on the eyes. Thanks for sparing me from squinting.
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