Screenings are Wednesday evenings at 7pm at Scotiabank Cineplex Theatres.

Season Schedule

September 12, 1993

The Story of Qui Ju
(China, Hong Kong 1992) 100 min
Directed by Yimou Zhang
With Li Gong, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei et al.

A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ...

September 19, 1993

Bodies, Rest & Motion
(USA 1993) 95 min
Directed by Michael Steinberg
With Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz et al.

Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read ...

September 26, 1993

(France 1992) 159 min
Directed by Régis Wargnier
With Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne et al.

This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was ...

October 03, 1993

The Long Day Closes
(UK 1992) 85 min
Directed by Terence Davies
With Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont et al.

The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. ...

October 10, 1993

The Stolen Children
(Italy, France, Switzerland 1992) 114 min
Directed by Gianni Amelio
With Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano, Florence Darel et al.

Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ...

October 17, 1993

The Last Days of Chez Nous
(Australia 1992) 96 min
Directed by Gillian Armstrong
With Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto et al.

Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ...

October 24, 1993

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
(Japan, USA 1992) 92 min
Directed by Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels
With Ernest R. Dickerson, Michael Chapman, Allen Daviau, Caleb Deschanel et al.

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to...

October 31, 1993

Wide Sargasso Sea
(Australia 1993) 98 min
Directed by John Duigan
With Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York et al.

A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is ...

November 07, 1993

(Denmark, Norway, Sweden 1992) 146 min
Directed by Liv Ullmann
With Karen-Lise Mynster, Ghita Nørby, Erland Josephson, Jesper Christensen et al.

From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced,...

November 14, 1993

Happy Birthday, Turke!
(Germany 1992) 109 min
Directed by Doris Dörrie
With Hansa Czypionka, Özay Fecht, Meret Becker, Doris Kunstmann et al.

Kemal Kayankaya, a private detective, was hired by a Turkish women, Ilter, to search for his husband, Amend, who has been missing since the death of her father, Vassif. Unknownst to him, he...

November 21, 1993

About Love, Tokyo
(Japan 1992) 110 min
Directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi
With Asuka Okasaka, Hiroshi Fujioka, Qian Po, Gu Xiao Tong et al.

In order to support himself while living in Japan, the Chinese student Ho Jun works in a slaughterhouse in Tokyo, lives with lots of other poor Chinese students in cheap rooms, and suffers ...

November 28, 1993

El Mariachi
(USA 1992) 81 min
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
With Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt et al.

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

December 04, 1993

The Music of Chance
(USA 1993) 98 min
Directed by Philip Haas
With James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning et al.

Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.

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