Neon Dreams presents: THE SILENT PARTNER
IT'S THE NEON DREAMS HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
That's right folks. It's that time of year. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, sleighbells ringing, and Christopher Plummer robbing Bank Of Toronto teller Elliott Gould while dressed in a Santa costume! Come along and let us transport you to Toronto in 1978, where you can drop by the newly-constructed Eaton Centre; the setting for this tense and nasty little thriller that, despite being a financial success thanks in part to being made during the Canadian tax shelter era, and cleaning up at The Canadian Film Awards, has still managed to remain largely unseen and criminally underappreciated.
"THE SILENT PARTNER is a wonderful sleeper that most viewers saw in the first years of cable television screenings. It's the kind of low-profile neo-noir thriller that wouldn't become popular for a few more years. The clever, tense script by Curtis Hanson White Dog, L.A. Confidential finds new twists in old crime capers, setting up a tense battle of wits between Elliott Gould's amateur crook and Christopher Plummer's genuinely scary robber. When things get rough The Silent Partner doesn't go soft; it backs up its threats with some nerve-jangling gore."
This 35mm presentation will be preceded by a VERY SPECIAL CANADIAN XMAS PRE-SHOW, featuring an encouragable video mixtape of homegrown television, film, and music to put you right in the mood. As always this will be a lisenced event, courtesy of Monarch Tavern, and there will be AMAZING PRIZES given out to many lucky patrons. Be sure to arrive early!