LES AFFAMÉS (THE RAVENOUS) Robin Aubert’s rural Quebec zombie flick comes with a Best Canadian feature honour from TIFF and a whopping five Canadian Screen Award nominations. Eat your guts out at the Cinematheque on Friday (January 19).
ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL Like The Ravenous, Adventures in Public School arrives at the Cinematheque as part of TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival—a well-deserved honour and a nice homecoming for Vancouver filmmaker Kyle Rideout (Eadweard). The great Judy Greer stars.
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN Much like The Post, Hollywood’s version of recent U.S. history is a tad questionable, but there’s no faulting the mood and style that made All the President’s Men one of the great films of the '70s. Screening at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday (January 21).
78/52 With the help of a nude body double, Janet Leigh changed the world when she stepped into the shower at the Bates Motel. Alexandre O. Philippe’s deeply entertaining doc takes a closer look at the most famous 78 camera settings/52 cuts in movie history. At the Rio Theatre on Monday (January 22).
BORDER RADIO The night before a reunited Flesheaters hit the stage at the Rickshaw, Chris D. comes to the Vancity Theatre for a screening of the fine 1987 indie feature Border Radio—which happens to star the frontman alongside bandmates John Doe and Dave Alvin. House of Psychotic Women author Kier-la Janisse hosts. Not to be missed.