De Palma (and/or) Scarface Double Bill
7:30pm - Friday, Jul 29, 2016
One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. In the end, what emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly seen it all.
"De Palma, based on the life of Brian, is an instant film-school classic, distilling a whole career into a tidy 107 minutes and offering a crash course to anyone who loves the language of cinema." - The Georgia Straight
"Paltrow and Baumbach simply walk De Palma through his filmography and collect his best stories. But this systematic approach has a nice leveling effect in that his more obscure, offbeat projects get as much attention as his signature films." - The Chicago Reader
"A trip through his wild and hugely influential filmography is mandatory for any film fan, and that's just what directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow offer in their new documentary." - The Globe and Mail
"He could go on for days with his war stories, and the doc makes you wish he would." - Toronto Star
Doors 7:00 | Movie 7:30
SCARFACE : Movie 10:00pm
Tickets to De Palma only are $10 advance | $12 at the door door
Double bill: $15 advance | $16 door
*Please note these films are rated 18A. Minors permitted in the balcony.
*Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening! Please redeem at the door.
DE PALMA (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow, 2016 / 108 mins / 18A) An intimate and expansive documentary about prolific writer and director Brian De Palma featuring conversations between numerous filmmakers. This chronicle of De Palmaâ€™s 55-year career covers both, his life and his process, with revealing anecdotes and - of course - a wealth of film clips.
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