First I would like to introduce the newest co-director of Trent Film Society, Steven Snow.
Steven is a Cultural Studies student entering his third year and could not be more thrilled to be joining the TFS team. He has an interminable affection for the arts and engages himself in everything and anything film, comics, and literature related.
With his passion for visual mediums of discourse, Steven is delighted to help share the wonders of cinema with fellow Trent students and Peterboroughians alike.
Steven and I, with the help of our previous co-director Stephanie Arnold, have put together a program with more recent film than TFS has ever seen. We’ve also minimized the foreign language cinema and upped the American films.
In April, after a successful screening of Leos Carax’s Holy Motors at Galaxy Cinemas, we discovered larger venues are much more appealing to potential audiences.
The most exciting part of the fall schedule then is our three films at Market Hall (140 Charlotte St.). TFS will screen three brand new films there: Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, pictured), and, license pending, Michael Haneke’s Amour (2012).
Last week we began with Harmony Korine’s controversial Spring Breakers (2012) as part of Introductory Seminar Week.
This week Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winner A Separation (2011) will play at Artspace.
Following this we’ve lined up a series of animated features from Japan and France respectively: Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati’s The Illusionist (2010).
In October we have a brand new essay-film by Mexican director Jimmy Cohen, entitled The Third Path (2013). Two American classics follow next: Woody Allen’s Annie Hall (1977) and Barbet Schroeder and Charles Bukowski’s Barfly (1988).
Last but not least we will screen Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. At the end of November Spike Lee’s remake of the film will hit theatres, so comparing the two seemed like a worthwhile project. If Lee’s film hits Galaxy Cinemas we’ll arrange for a trip to the movies in early December.
We hope to see you at one or all of our events. Keep an eye out for handbills and posters.
Next week’s issue of Arthur will feature a full page schedule of our screenings this fall.