Busy Start to the New Year
Happy New Year to all of you Revue patrons and supporters. May 2011 be filled with a multitude of marvelous movie moments. We’ll be trying our best at The Revue to supply many of them, starting this month. Mark these January events on your calendar:
THE GREAT SILENTS
Silent Sundays returns on Sunday, January 16, at 4 p.m. Pianist Bill O’Meara will accompany The Thief of Bagdad. Douglas Fairbanks produced and starred in the 1924 silent fantasy. He also wrote the story, based on an Arabian Nights tale. The movie is rich in special effects: flying carpets, monsters, a cloak of invisibility and, of course, the lithe and athletic Fairbanks. The film was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
FILM NOIR 101
A five-part Film Noir lecture series – Roads to Perdition: The Dark Allure of Film Noir – begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 18. Critic, author and broadcaster Kevin Courrier will present the monthly lectures, well-illustrated with film clips. The program is presented in partnership with the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University and sponsored by the Film Buff. Click here for more information.
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
Our monthly series for book and film lovers, The Book Revue with critic and host Geoff Pevere, returns on Tuesday, January 25, at 6:45 p.m. with The Grapes of Wrath. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck about an Oklahoma family uprooted by the Depression, was interpreted for the screen in a superb 1940 adaptation directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda and John Carradine. So get reading, and come out to The Revue, for a classic film and a great discussion about the book and movie. As always, there will be complimentary refreshments available after the film and a draw from ticket stubs for book giveaways. February’s Book Revue title is Ian McEwan’s Atonement; March is Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye and the film adaptation directed by Robert Altman and starring Elliot Gould.
SHORT FILM FEST
Drop Your Shorts returns for the 14th time on Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. This popular event offers filmmakers, both novice and professional, the opportunity to present their short films on The Revue’s big screen before a live audience. Drop off your films at the cinema, Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. First come, first served. Click here and here for more information.
The Revue has many more events in the planning stages. Look for Epicure’s Revue food and film events starting in February, new lecture series, special documentary screenings and much, much more. We’re looking forward to an exciting year.
Thank you for your support. You’ve made The Revue’s continued success all possible.