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Nov
20
Mon
Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘Loving Vincent’ @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘Loving Vincent’

November 20, 2017
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Event Details:

Loving Vincent is the first fully painted biographical animated film. Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters.In summer 1891 Vincent Van Gogh died of a gunshot wound. Why did this ambitious young artist kill himself just as he was creating some of his finest work? What was the state of his mental health, and what was going on in his private life? He didn’t leave a suicide note; he didn’t write a letter; there’s no first-hand evidence given by Doctor Gachet [his physician]. Vincent and his brother Theo spent several hours together before he died, and Vincent was fully lucid. But Theo never relayed in writing anything about the conversations that they had.”

They came up with a noirish detective story (featuring real people Van Gogh knew), set a year after the artist’s death. The film takes in the various conflicting accounts given by residents of Auvers. It also explores the not-impossible theory that Van Gogh was murdered by René Secrétan, a local 16 year-old who enjoyed ridiculing the quiet, anti-social artist, and went as far as admitting to having given him the gun. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.

Brings a poetic sense of tragedy to the last act of van Gogh’s life, and fresh insight into the kind of man he was.” Peter Debruge, Variety

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com.

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 102

Nov
24
Fri
Cinema Politica Fredericton: The Price of Peace @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cinema Politica Fredericton: The Price of Peace

DATE:   24/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/price-peace

“The Price of Peace” (Kim Webby / New Zealand / 2015 / 82 ‘) screens on Friday, Nov.24 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton.

An arresting portrait of Tūhoe activist Tame Iti and other Māori activists accused of terrorism in New Zealand. The director outlines the perils of surveillance in her account of the trial, in which Iti and three others were accused of plotting terrorist activities after an alleged paramilitary training camp was discovered by police in the Urewera in 2007.

All are welcome. Films are followed by an optional discussion. Screenings are free but donations welcome. Conserver House location is wheelchair accessible but the washrooms are up the stairs. This is Cinema Politica Fredericton’s 10th season!

Trailer/for more information: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/price-peace

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/778307538960838/

Contact: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org

Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

Nov
27
Mon
Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘Tulip Fever’ @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘Tulip Fever’

November 27, 2017
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Event Details:
Based on the novel by celebrated author Deborah Moggach (These Foolish Things), Tulip Fever tells the tale of a torrid romance between a painter and a beautiful, young married woman at the height of tulip mania in 17th-century Amsterdam. Drawing from an adapted screenplay by playwright Sir Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Anna Karenina), director Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) once again employs his masterful eye for detail to bring this period drama to vivid life.When wealthy merchant Cornelis (Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes; Inglourious Basterds) commissions a portrait of his beautiful wife Sophia (Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl; Testament of Youth), an irrepressible passion begins to bloom between Sophia and the talented young artist (Dane DeHaan, Two Lovers and a Bear; Devil’s Knot) hired to commit her beauty to canvas. As the young star-crossed lovers hinge their future together on an investment in the risky tulip market, tensions build and deceptions abound as the stakes grow higher.

Beautifully shot in muted palettes reminiscent of Vermeer, Tulip Fever features quietly powerful performances from its two leads, as well as another wonderfully ominous turn from the Academy Award–winning Waltz. Dame Judi Dench also brings her infamously dry wit to the role of a surprisingly cheeky abbess.

Tulip Fever interweaves the narrative of one of the most astonishing economic events in European history with a deeply intimate tale of desire, betrayal, and perilous ambition. As the young lovers become ever more daring in their commitment, both to each other and towards a shared future, we are reminded of that universal truth: the course of true love never did run smooth.

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further information, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com.

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 102

Dec
1
Fri
Cinema Politica Fredericton: This Changes Everything @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cinema Politica Fredericton: This Changes Everything

DATE:   1/12/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Based on Naomi Klein’s bestselling book on “Capitalism vs. The Climate”.

https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/changes-everything

Donations are encouraged to support filmmaking for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

Dec
4
Mon
Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘The Divine Order’ @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘The Divine Order’

December 04, 2017
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Event Details:

Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband and their two sons in a peaceful little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora’s life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone – until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women’s right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7, 1971.The long-fought battle for women’s suffrage in America ended in 1920, but it wasn’t until 1971 that Switzerland granted its female population the right to vote. “The Divine Order” revisits this fight for equality through the fictional lens of a housewife in one of the country’s remote villages, where her mounting desire for autonomy and actualization is opposed by backward-thinking cretins of both genders. Petra Volpe’s cine-history lesson remains a mainstream crowd-pleaser adept at inspiring and amusing in equal measure.

No prior knowledge of Switzerland’s political evolution is necessary, and thanks to its director’s sturdy guidance and Leuenberger’s fine lead performance as Nora, whose resolve is colored by doubt and trepidation, the film never feels stilted or preachy; rather, it radiates an infectious admiration for the courage shown by its heroines in the face of immense obstacles.

The Divine Order tells a story of belated female emancipation. A timely reminder of the long, hard-fought battles women have waged throughout history.”   Economist

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com.

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 102

Dec
11
Mon
Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘The Other Side of Hope’ @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday Night Film Series presents, ‘The Other Side of Hope’

December 11, 2017
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Event Details:

Returning with his first feature in six years since his Film Circuit arthouse favourite Le Havre, Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki (The Man Without a Past) delivers what can be considered the second chapter of his Port Cities Trilogy. In his distinctive anachronistic, yet tonally rich style, Kaurismäki paints the unlikely bond between a Syrian refugee and a middle-aged menswear salesman.Khaled (newcomer Sherwan Haji) worked as a mechanic in Aleppo before fleeing in a coal ship container and accidently landing on the shores of Helsinki. He emerges from his hiding place covered head to toe in black dust, an alien in an unfamiliar town. Wikstrom (Sakari Kuosmanen, The Man without a Past), deeply unsatisfied with his life, leaves his prickly, alcoholic wife and offloads his remaining stock of men’s shirts to fund a career change. After taking a risk at a high-stakes poker game, Wikstrom is presented with a new breath of life that eventually connects and collides both men in an unpredictable friendship.

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year’s Berlinale, The Other Side of Hope demonstrates the height of Kaurismäki’s auteurial form. Deftly mixing tragedy and wry humour, Kaurismäki builds a story of an unlikely community coming together under difficult circumstances. This idiosyncratic fable on the refugee crisis could not be more humane and timely.

“This is a world that reeks of cigarette smoke and cheap vodka, yet as always in the work of Finland’s maestro of droll melancholy, the perfume that lingers longest is empathy.” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com.

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 102