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Screening: HOWARD'S END
(1992, UK/US, 142 min., 35mm) James Ivory Based on the classic novel by E.M. Forster, it tells the tragic tale of inherited wealth among the Edwardian middle classes. Anthony Hopkins plays Henry Wilcox, the dynamic, self-made man who has amassed a fortune. He is also the proprietor of Howards End, a sweet country house, much beloved of Henry’s ailing wife Ruth (Vanessa Redgrave). We also find the elegant, leisured and artistically inclined Schlegel sisters of German origin: Margaret (Emma Thompson) and Helen (Helena Bonham Carter). Margaret is to become a dear friend to Ruth, and then, after Ruth’s death, even dearer to widower, Henry. Created by that dream duo of Merchant-Ivory, HOWARDS END conjures up the lost world of early 20th-century England in a pre-war era when Germany could be seen as a place of continental sophistication and romance, the way Italy or France could be. It is explicit on the subjects of class and snobbery and the struggles of the emerging bourgeoisie. In its own severe and occasionally impassive way, the film offers real passion that can be deeply felt by any audience. Visually luxurious and simply breath-taking, in the hands of cinematographer Tony-Pierce-Roberts, it feels like early 20th century paintings come to life on screen (see painter John Singer Sargent) And what a rare treat to view it as a vintage 35mm print in a theatre, alive with colours as they were intended to be seen. (Winner of 29 prestigious awards including Palme d’Or, Oscars, Golden Globes and more) There’s more! At intermission we will recreate a British ‘high tea’ with traditional desserts, scones, jams, clotted cream and a variety of teas laid out amongst linens, silver and bone China. Not to be missed! Billets / Tickets: 8$, 6$ (Étudiants / Students, 65+), sur place seulement, argent comptant / At the doors, cash only

Cinema J.A.de Seve - Concordia U.

1400, Maisonneuve ouest · Montreal, QC

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What we're about

Meet up with other cinephiles for discussions of classic, cult, and documentary films!

Format:

Watch films on your own time and meetup to talk about them (like a book club (http://www.meetup.com/Montreal-Science-Fiction-Book-Club/)). The discussions to be held at pubs and/or cafés.

Movie Selection and Participation:

An important element of this club is movie selection. Films will be selected at least three months in advance by those who attend the discussions.

Members will have at least one month to buy, borrow, download, or stream the movies and watch them on their own time.

The purpose of this group is to get movie fans together; to meet people with similar interests in a comfortable environment.

Screenings:

Occasionally, I will post Meetups for screenings, in those cases we will see the film together and hold a discussion afterwards.

Fees:

I will be charging $1.00/person fee at each discussion to help cover the annual Meetup fees. For screenings, free or paid, the fee will be waived.

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