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Cinematheque Ontario Revisits the Classics


Get out of the multiplexes and see some of the seminal films from Europe, Asia, and from Hollywood's golden age. Cinematheque Ontario began its 2005 autumn season last night at Jackman Hall. Kicking off the schedule was a fabulous new 35mm print of Robert Bresson's dazzling 1959 film Pickpocket which will be shown again on Saturday evening followed by Fassbinder's A Year of 13 Moons.

This is an opportunity to watch classic films on the big screen and, as with the case of Pickpocket, many films are presented from freshly struck prints. Cinematheque's fall season offers a Harold Lloyd retrospective, a focus on "forgotten" Japanese director Mikio Naruse and a collection of Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's work (you can bet I won't miss the presentation of A.W.'s The Adventure of Iron Pussy).

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For something closer to home you can enjoy showings of all three of James Dean's films: Rebel Without a Cause; East of Eden; and Giant. If animation is your flavour then mark your calendar for November 19th's show of "Animation by Fleischer Studios: Betty Boop and Sing-Along-Films".

Anyone who loves and appreciates film should consider becoming a member. There are various membership deals beginning at $40 for a single membership which instantly grants a 40% discount on tickets.

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Get out of the house and see some classics tonight!

Pickpocket photo borrowed from channel4.com
James Dean photo borrowed from imagechache2.allposters.com
B.Boop image from katyberry.com (man, does this girl love Ms.Boop!)


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