Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Eric Rohmer retrospective and a Blues bio

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      Eric Rohmer: Ancient and Modern Wrapping up its mammoth retrospective of the French filmmaker’s work, the Cinematheque presents this extras package featuring Rohmer’s least typical work, beginning with the artifice-drenched Perceval and historical drama The Marquise of O, on Saturday (December 9). 


      The Projector: What to see and where to see it 

      Loyalties Anne Wheeler presents her classic feature debut, about two women divided by class but united by grim experience, in a free screening at the Cinematheque on Thursday (December 7).

      The Polar Express 3D  Robert Zemeckis’s animated Christmas favourite returns to the big screen for one night only at International Village and participating Cineplex theatres, on Saturday (December 9).

      Rude See Clement Virgo’s remarkable 1995 debut, “a landmark of African-Canadian cinema” according to TIFF, in yet another free screening at the Cinematheque, on Wednesday (December 13).


      Sidemen: The Long Road To Glory Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf were the stars, but they got there with the help of the three men—pianist Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin—finally given their long-deserved due in Scott Rosenbaum’s doc. Screens twice at the Vancity Theatre on Monday (December 11).