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Rental screening: Beware of Images

Program Running Time 154 min.

Jul 27 07:00 pm
Jul 28 07:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Sergio Toporek
(Canada, 2016, 154 mins)

From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation. Fast-paced and entertaining, this animated documentary aims to inform, while encouraging the audience to examine our relationship with past, present and future media technologies.

Director Sergio Toporek will be present for a Q&A session following both screenings.

Free screening (by donation): Lord Jones Is Dead

Program Running Time 83 min.


Mission: Impossible

Program Running Time 110 min.


Films in Program

Directed By: Brian De Palma
(USA, 1996, 110 mins)

De Palma’s only modern day blockbuster is an infectiously enjoyable series of conceits and deceits, feints, masks and trompe l’oeils, designed to undermine the hard and fast polarities that propped up the Cold War. To be sure it’s De Palma-lite, but light years ahead of the other films in this franchise.

Femme Fatale

Program Running Time 114 min.


Films in Program

Directed By: Brian De Palma
(France, 2002, 114 mins, 35mm)

Beginning with one of the most original and daring diamond heists ever concocted - and located at the Cannes Film Festival, no less! - this labyrinthine neo-noir is arguably De Palma’s most underrated movie, a crazy mirror of illusions and allusions to cinema’s love affair with deception.

Veronika Voss

Program Running Time 104 min.

Aug 08 08:50 pm

Films in Program

(Germany, 1982, 104 mins, 35mm)

The second of Fassbinder’s great BRD Trilogy, this is the true story of an UFA starlet, rumoured to be a mistress of Goebbels, who falls to drug addiction after the war. Shot in icy black and white, it’s intentionally reminiscent of Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd but more devastating still.

Beware of Images

(2016, 154 mins)
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Jul 27 07:00 pm
Jul 28 07:00 pm

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From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation. Fast-paced and entertaining, this animated documentary aims to inform, while encouraging the audience to examine our relationship with past, present and future media technologies.

Director Sergio Toporek will be present for a Q&A session following both screenings.


Sergio Toporek is an artist, designer and independent filmmaker. His work explores the relationship between art, science, and technology. He has designed over 80 cd covers, working with all major labels, and with musicians as varied as Luis Miguel, Celine Dion and Cafe Tacuba. 

A native of Mexico City, Sergio Toporek started his creative career working under the guidance of Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant)

In 1996, Sergio moved to Vancouver and applied his skills as a graphic designer in the advertising industry. In 2006, Sergio joined the faculty of the Vancouver Film School as a Typography, Visual Communications and 2D Graphics instructor. 

Sergio Toporek has a keen awareness of the power of visual representations and has put his heart and soul into researching, writing and animating this ambitious media literacy film. Through Mr. Torporek’s career as a media educator, graphic designer, and advertising professional, he has garnered unique insights about the impact of visual communication and media, which he has been able to bring to this film.

 

Be among the very first to see the highly anticipated documentary Beware of Images.

Mission: Impossible

(1996, 110 mins)
Director:
CAST Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave
Classification: 14A

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Twenty minutes into this big-budget update of the ’70s spy series, half the cast has been wiped out, and Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt has been ’disavowed’ by his employers, the CIA. To clear his name and avenge the death of his mentor Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), Hunt assembles a crew of rogue agents to break in to CIA headquarters, playing a precarious double game with breathless self-assurance.

Reviving the popular 60s TV spy series De Palma and co concocted an elaborate series of conceits and deceits, masks and trompe l’oeils, which slyly undermine the paranoid imperatives of the original series - and, indeed, the Cold War itself. This is De Palma the puppetmaster pulls the strings taut in a nail-biting robbery sequence, switching from micro to macro with Hitchcockian panache, and finally letting rip with a hell-for-leather climax.

"Whooshingly entertaining." Stephen Holden, New York Times

Lord Jones Is Dead (free screening with donation to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression)

(2016, 83 mins)
Directors:
CAST Chad Krowchuk, Daniel Janks, Jonathan Pienaar

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Rival journalists Samuel (Chad Krowchuk, Man of Steel) and Vincent (Daniel Janks, Ali) wait outside a suburban house for a woman who is said to have had an affair with a government minister. Photographer Clive (Jonathan Pienaar, Blood Diamond) is with them, there to get a photo of the girl. Unfortunately, they don’t know if this is the right house – or, indeed, whether this is the right girl. And with Samuel being told by his editors that he’s not to come back until he has a story, and Vincent and Clive being told that they have to stay until Samuel leaves, the trio settle in for what promises to be a long wait. At which point the decide that they could just as easily make the story up…

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