Our 2014-15 Season at The GRAND Studio
Theatre Junction and Calgary Cinematheque are presenting a second season of Monday Night Movies at the Grand from October 6, 2014 through May 4, 2015. These films are curated by Calgary Cinematheque paired with popcorn, drinks, and lively discussion in Theatre Junction’s 3rd Floor Studio. As a special promotion, Theatre Junction will be offering all Cinematheque fans a 10% discount off tickets to their 2014-15 season! Are you an Artist? Artists pay only $20 for shows at the GRAND? Season info here
Chappaqua – October 6 @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
My Brother's Wedding – November 3 @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
Silent Partner – December 1 @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
La Pointe Courte – January 5 @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
Le Bonhuer – February 2 @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
TBA - March 2, @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
TBA - April 13, @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
TBA - May 4, @ 7pm | Digital | Theatre Junction Grand
ARCHIVE: 2013-14 MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE SCREENINGS
Monday Night Movies: A Surprise Film!
Presented by Theatre Junction GRAND and Calgary Cinematheque
March 31, 7PM. After the film join us for a catered reception with cash bar. 18+
Please join Calgary Cinematheque and Theatre Junction to celebrate the end of our first season of Monday Night Movies!
Join us for a surprise film (which may or may not include a dynamite car chase) followed by food and drink and the chance to chat about all things film. Be there or be square.
Thank you to our presenting partner, Theatre Junction - as we wrap our first successful Monday Night Movies Series. Don't forget that Calgary Cinematheque members get 10% off events at The GRAND!
Tickets for film & reception online/advance sales available HERE
$12 general | $10 Student/Senior | $8 Members
March 3 – 7:00 PM: The Ladykillers (1955) with The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1960)
PART OF OUR 60'S BRITAIN SERIES
The Ladykillers (1955) – Music 'Professor' Marcus (Alec Guinness) rents a London flat from sweet old lady Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce (Katie Johnson). He tells her that, from time to time, several other musicians will visit in order to rehearse. In truth, Marcus can't play a note, nor can his visitors: he's a criminal mastermind, holding court over a gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Harry Robinson (Peter Sellers), homicidal Louis Harvey (Herbert Lom) and punchdrunk 'One-Round' Lawson (Danny Green). The gang uses Marcus's flat as headquarters as they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery. After pulling off the job, the gang stuffs the loot in a railway station locker. To avoid detection, Marcus convinces his ever-trusting landlady to pick up the money. Through a series of comic complications, Mrs. Wiberforce returns home with a police escort, with neither the woman nor the bobbies suspecting that she's carrying a fortune in her suitcase. Mistakenly believing that Mrs. Wiberforce has ratted on them, the gang reluctantly plans to eliminate her. The Ladykillers won an Oscar nomination for William Rose's screenplay, and a BFA award for veteran character actress Johnson. – Hal Erickson, Rovi
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1960) – Having worked with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Graham Stark on the anarchic TV programmes Idiot’s Weekly and A Show Called Fred, Richard Lester was the ideal choice to direct this Oscar-nominated 11 minute short, which unintentionally marked his cinematic debut. The humour may appear slightly dated today but in the early 60s this home movie would have been extraordinarily original and surreal.
Shot over two fun-filled Sunday’s in a field for just £700, using Sellers’s new hand-held Bolex 16mm camera, it boasts a series of simultaneous slapstick vignettes set to Lester’s composed music. Opening with a charwoman in a meadow scrubbing the soil, until passing rambler Spike Milligan sets up is tent on the spot – only to be interrupted by a photographer, the act includes such zany moments as 5 men flying a kite, a portrait painter, a man playing a record on a tree stump, a duel between David Lodge and Sellers, and Graham Stark getting punched on the nose by Leo McKern. – www.britmovie.co.uk
February 3: Mean Streets (1973)
PART OF OUR CLASSIC CRIME SERIES
A young Italian-American man Charlie (Harvey Keitel) is trying to move up in the local New York mafia but is hampered by his feeling of responsibility towards his reckless friend Johnny-Boy (Robert De Niro), a small-time gambler who owes money to many loan sharks. Growing up in the gangster environment of Little Italy, we witness scenes out of the characters everyday life, from Charlie’s Catholic pathological guilt complexes, to Johnny Boy’s violence inspired by romanticized notions of criminal street life, in one of Martin Scoresese’s earliest features.
“The whole movie feels like life in New York; there are scenes in a sleazy nightclub, on fire escapes, and in bars, and they all feel as if Scorsese has been there.” – Roger Ebert
January 6: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
PART OF OUR CLASSIC CRIME SERIES
“Based on the mystery novel by Marryam Modell (using the pseudonym Evelyn Piper), Bunny Lake Is Missing is a bizarre study in motherhood, kindness, enigma, and insanity. Ann Lake (Carol Lynley), an American freshly relocated to England, wishes to drop off her daughter Bunny for the girl's first day at a new nursery school. Oddly, Ann cannot locate any teachers or administrators, only the school's disgruntled cook (Lucie Mannheim). She is forced to leave Bunny unsupervised in the building's "first day" room, under the reassurance that the cook will be responsible for the child. When Ann returns in the afternoon, the cook has quit and Bunny Lake is missing …” – Aubry Anne D'Arminio, Rovi
December 2: Christmas Holiday (1944)
“Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Jackie (Deanna Durbin), marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette (Gene Kelly). Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability and soon drags Jackie into a life of misery. When her husband commits murder, Jackie is compelled by Robert's equally degenerate mother (Gale Sondergaard) to cover up the crime …” – Hal Erickson, Rovi
November 4: Point Blank (1967)
PART OF OUR CLASSIC CRIME SERIES
After taking part in the robbery of a large shipment of cash being transferred by helicopter on deserted Alcatraz, a man known as Walker is shot and left for dead by his partner Mal Reese, who then runs off with Walker's faithless wife, Lynne. Two years later, while on a guided tour around the island, Walker is stopped by a stranger, Yost, who offers to help him recover his share of the money by leading him to both Lynne and the criminal organization to which Reese now belongs. After Lynne has killed herself in despair, Walker takes up with her sister, Chris, who helps get him into Reese's heavily-guarded penthouse. As Walker threatens him, Reese plunges from a terrace to his death. Still determined to get his money, Walker continues to hunt down other members of the organization in Los Angeles. After two of them, Carter and car dealer Stegman, die in a trap intended for him, Walker makes his way to the combine's second-in-command, Brewster. Greedy to take over the number one spot in the organization, Brewster proposes that Walker outwit the top man, Fairfax, by pulling a hijack job similar to the previous one at Alcatraz. Walker accompanies Brewster to Fort Point, San Francisco, where the cash transfer is to take place. As Brewster picks up the packet of money, a shot rings out and he falls dead. Then Yost--who is actually Fairfax--appears to acknowledge Walker's unwitting assistance in eliminating those organization men who were a threat to his power. After offering Walker a job, Fairfax points to the packet of money and tells him to come and take it. Standing in the darkness, Walker considers the proposition for a moment and then disappears into the shadows. – www.afi.com