Archive for July, 2012
Movie Monday events are by donation at the Eric Martin Theatre (Jubilee Hospital) 1900 Block Fort Street.
Parking on Lee Avenue in the “one hour” zone is not ticketed for our events.
Map and details at http/:www.moviemonday.ca
See also MM’s special DVD collection at Yo Video 107-2000 Cadboro Bay Road 250-592-5678.
The Movie Monday Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Movie-Monday/187391494630186?ref=ts
6:30 Monday July 9 William Kurelek’s THE MAZE The Maze detail
This brilliantly restored and expanded film is about a Canadian artist, William Kurelek (1927-1977), whose work is currently enjoying a major retrospective at the Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria. The film takes an intimate look into the life of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating artists and his struggles with attempted suicide and a self professed “spiritual crisis”. The Maze (1953) is a particular painting by the tormented artist in his mid twenties that inspired this film. It got better!
Kurelek’s life story is dramatically told through his many paintings and his on-camera revelations – a film re-imagined, with a new sound track and animation since its 1969 launch. Immerse yourself in this ultimately inspiring life story, the art, and this film that is a work of art in its own right. 60min 2012 Pg13
With special guests: producer/animator/composers Nick & Zack Young and director (dad) Robert M. Young will be joining us for a Q&A by phone from LA!
http://www.themazemovie.com/about-the-film/ and http//:www.kurelek.ca and the exhibit on till Labour Day http://aggv.ca/exhibitions/william-kurelek
NEW – A July 5/12 audio interview, on Columbia Centre’s People First Radio, with Nick Young and Bruce Saunders about the film (12min):
6:30 Monday July 16 LOVING LAMPPOSTS
As autism has exploded into the public consciousness over the last 20 years, two opposing questions have been asked about the condition: is it a devastating sickness to be cured? Or is it a variation of the human brain — just a different way to be human?
“Loving Lampposts” goes inside the autism wars and shows us the parents, doctors, therapists, and autistic people who are redefining this disorder at a moment when it’s better known than ever before. 83min 2011 USA Pg
Film Website: http://lovinglamppostsmovie.com/
“Loving Lampposts takes a different view of autism. Inspired by the filmmaker’s own experience with a son on the autism spectrum, the film looks at the ‘neurodiversity’ movement, a growing group of people who view autism not only as a disorder that must be treated, but as a different way of life that must be accepted and supported.Told through the stories of autistic children and adults, the film examines the politics surrounding autism and the neurodiversity movement. Ultimately, it shows that it’s possible to lead a happy, successful life and be autistic.”
With guests for Q&A – including Joseph Sheppard, co-director of UVic’s Center for Autism Research Technology and Education
6:30 Monday July 23 FATHERS & SONS (rescheduled from May 21 when it went astray)
Fathers & Sons is an alternative feature length drama that employs aspects of the conventional drama in its creation, but utilizes entirely improvised dialogue in its execution. Following the lives of four very different families as they confront a pivotal moment in their relationships, the film celebrates those unchosen bonds that shape our lives, the blessings and burdens. This, second in our Carl Bessai trilogy, is a treat – and demonstrates again that good films can be made on a tiny budget! 87min 2010 R particularly for language and a suggestive scene
7:30 WEDNESDAY JULY 25 ON THE LINE http://www.onthelinemovie.com/
ON THE LINE: An eco-adventure documentary like no other. Follow Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan on a 2,400 km journey by foot, bike, raft and kayak along the route as they seek to uncover the truth about a proposed 5.5 billion dollar oil pipeline. See what we’d be gambling if it goes ahead.
Film website: http://www.onthelinemovie.com/
Recent related spill news: http://www.theprovince.com/touch/news/story.html?id=6817470
6:30 Monday July 30 FOREVERLAND
FOREVERLAND tells the story of Will Rankin, a young man stricken with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal illness, who is tasked with delivering his friend’s ashes to a legendary healing shrine in Mexico. Joined by the sister of his fallen friend, Will embarks on an epic journey down the Pacific Coast Highway to the desert heart of Baja, encountering a memorable cast of characters along the way. In the spirit of Into the Wild and Little Miss Sunshine, it’s about dreams and the courage to pursue them. Hope, laughter, and life’s small miracles. 2011 93min
Max McGuire, the director, is a Vancouver based and he lives with cystic fibrosis, which gives this film extra credibility and heft.
We’ll try to have him by for a Q&A
August 6 THE MISFITS “The Misfits brought together three legendary performers: Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, and Marilyn Monroe, in a story of lonely, modern-day cowboys and the woman who loves them. Arthur Miller’s screenplay, Russell Metty’s somber black-and-white images, and final performances by Monroe and Gable give this film a profoundly elegiac tone.”
Here’s a chance to celebrate the real Marilyn soon after our recent screening of My Week With Marilyn starring Michelle Williams
Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago, Aug 5, 1962. Gable died soon after the film wrapped.
6:30 Monday August 13 DOPPELGÄNGER PAUL
http://doppelgangerpaul.com/ with three special guests TBA
Special Event: 7pm FRIDAY Aug 17 William Kurelek’s THE MAZE repeats
with the artist’s son Stephen Kurelek, and hopefully filmmaker Nick Young
(also at the Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria 7pm Thursday Aug 16 tickets for sale Aug 1 www.aggv.ca)