Film Classics from Kanopy

Date & Time:
11/21/2017 - 6:00pm


Type:
Phone: 250-334-3369 ext. 4
E-mail: courtenay@virl.bc.ca

Profiling our Kanopy video streaming platform, watch three classic films from the catalogue: The 400 Blows, Rashomon, and The Seventh Seal.

  • Tuesday, November 21 at  6pm

The 400 Blows (1959)

99 mins | French with English subtitles

Directed by Francois Truffaut. Truffaut's debut film, considered one of the defining films of the French New Wave, a movement in French film making of the 1950s and 60s. Roger Ebert calls the film "one of the most intensely touching stories ever made about a young adolescent. Inspired by Truffaut's own early life, it shows a resourceful boy growing up in Paris and apparently dashing headlong into a life of crime."

  • Tuesday, December 5 at 6 pm

Rashomon (1950)

88 mins | Japanese with English subtitles

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Rashomon is a widely influential film, revolving around the murder of a samurai and the rape of his wife, and the conflicting accounts told by four different individuals. Considered the film that introduced Japanese cinema to the world, Rashomon won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, an Academy Honorary Award for "outstanding foreign language film", and it set box office records for a subtitled film.

  • Tuesday, December 19 at 6 pm

The Seventh Seal (1957)

96 mins | Swedish, Latin with English subtitles

Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Sweden during the Black Death, the film tells the story of a medieval knight, played by Max von Sydow, returning from the Crusades, and the game of chess he plays with Death for his soul. Roger Ebert considers the directness of The Seventh Seal its strength: "This is an uncompromising film, regarding good and evil with the same simplicity and faith as its hero."

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