By Evan Hamza, October 25, 2017
1. The chance to see a 35mm film print of “The Silence of the Lambs.” – As part of a Friday night Halloween Double Feature, you can see the only horror film to win the best picture Oscar on the big screen once more – Is there a better way to watch Buffalo Bill’s chilling dance scene? We think not.
You won’t believe your eyes when you see this film print – definitely better than a digital projection.
2. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – The other half of the Friday night double feature, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, set a new standard for horror cinema when it hit the scene in 1974.
It remains one of the most influential and unforgettable horror films ever made and cult film enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this opportunity to see the film in a midnight movie atmosphere.
3. You can see the world’s first fully painted animated film – To give you an idea of the creative scope of “Loving Vincent,” all 65,000 frames of the film are oil paintings on canvas.
The biographical drama about the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh was crafted by a team of over 100 animators who used the same techniques as Van Gogh himself.
4. Support Canadian Cinema – “Una,” the highly acclaimed and harrowing film about a young woman tracking down the older man who abused her as a child is a British, American, and Canadian co-production.
The film which stars Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last Fall.
5. A chance to see chauvinism lose – Watch Steve Carell and Emma Stone face off on the tennis court in the biopic, “Battle of the Sexes.”
The crowd-pleasing film boasts an impressive 84% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and even though it’s set in 1973, it feels particularly timely considering the current political climate.
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Evan Hamza is a London based filmmaker, writer, and cinephile.