Wednesday, January 19
A Town Called Panic!2009. Belgium / France. Dir: Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar. With Animated. 75 min.
If TOY STORY shows
what your toys did while you were out, PANIC recalls the hilariously surreal
things you had them do during playtime. A plastic cowboy, Indian, and horse –
cheaply animated and overenthusiastically voiced – struggle against
subterranean interlopers, a giant metal penguin, and their own ineptitude. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.
Thursday, January 20
Videodrome1983. Canada. Dir: David Cronenberg. With James Woods. 87 min.
A cable-TV executive
stumbles across a mysterious and disturbing channel that loosens his grip on
reality and provokes his obsession with Debbie Harry. Still prophetic and shocking,
this paranoid pipe dream of technology and psycho-physiological deformations
crowned Cronenberg the king of body horror. Long live the new flesh!
Friday, January 21
Beauty and the Beast1991. USA. Dir: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise. With Animated. 84 min.
Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride / and greatest pleasure that we welcome
you tonight / And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair / as the
Film Series proudly presents / your Friday night…
Saturday, January 22
The African Queen1951. USA. Dir: John Huston. With Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn. 105 min.
Aboard the trusty
titular steamboat, grizzled captain Bogey and buttoned-up missionary Hep –
strange boat-fellows at first – hatch an explosive downriver escape plan from
the Germans in WWI Africa. Essential old-Hollywood romance and adventure, set
against a wildly enthralling Technicolor backdrop!