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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 6:30 PM

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AMÉLIE

by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
 

kanal(2001) Amélie is a story about a girl named Amélie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father's mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amélie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amélie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective - she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the "ghost", a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. But after consuming herself with these escapades - she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love. Amélie then ...

5 Academy Award (USA) nominations

14 Cesar Award (France) nominations - 4 wins including Best Film

9 BAFTA (UK) nominations - 2 wins

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#204

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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DAZED AND CONFUSED

by Richard Linklater
 

kanalPresented by Alan Spatrick & Kaj Wilson

(1990) Richard Linklater‘s third feature film gazes at endings and beginnings and so much more. It’s the last day of school and the first night of summer for a wild mix of 1970s high school characters. Linklater, who also wrote the film, created a host of memorable characters who connect and disconnect over a rambling 24 hours.

This wonderful ensemble piece helped launch the acting careers of Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, and Ben Affleck.  One of the greatest, if not the greatest, American high school films, it also boasts a killer soundtrack.

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#205

Wednesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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GOSFORD PARK

by Robert Altman
 

kanalWho would have thought that it was American director Robert Altman who spawned the idea for Downton Abbey. Gosford is a sample of Altman's continuing creative genius, here at age 75.

 

(2001) Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in an old-fashioned English country house where a weekend shooting party is underway. The story centers on the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years, William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends. As the weekend goes on, secrets are revealed, and it seems everyone, above stairs and below, wants a piece of William and his money, but how far will they go to get it?

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UNDER THE SKIN

by Jonathan Glazer
 

kanal(2017) An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a young woman who combs the roads and streets of Scotland in search of the human prey she came to plunder. She seduces her isolated and forsaken male victims into an otherworldly dimension where they are stripped and consumed. However, existence in all its complexity begin to change the alien visitor. She begins to discover herself as human with tragic and terrifying consequences.

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THE LANDLORD

by Hal Ashby
 

kanalPresented by Joel Shames

Hal Ashby is a protégé of and editor for Norman Jewison (IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT). Jewison produced THE LANDLORD, Ashby's first film as director, starting a string of films (HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, BOUND FOR GLORY, COMING HOME, BEING THERE) unmatched by any "70's maverick" filmmaker. THE LANDLORD shows all the signs of the quirky, idiosyncratic later films that so much reflect the zeitgeist of the 70's.

(1970) At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar is not one to be bound by yesterday's urges, and soon he has other thoughts on his mind. He's grown fond of the black tenants and particularly of Fanny, the wife of a black radical; he's maybe fallen in love with Lanie, a mixed race girl; he's lost interest in redecorating his home. Joyce, his mother has not relinquished this interest and in one of the film's most hilarious sequences gives her Master Charge card to Marge, a black tenant and appoints her decorator.

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