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Rusty Monday – Atom Egoyan
November 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday, November 7, 2016 – 6:00pm
6pm – Ararat (2002)
A Canadian-French drama historical film written and directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Charles Aznavour, Christopher Plummer, David Alpay, Arsinée Khanjian, Eric Bogosian, Bruce Greenwood and Elias Koteas. It is based loosely on the defense of Van in 1915 during the Armenian Genocide, an event that is disputed to this day by the Government of Turkey. In addition to exploring the human impact of that specific historical event, the film also examines the nature of truth and its representation through art.
8pm – Exotica (1994)
A Canadian drama film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club in Toronto. It is written and directed by Atom Egoyan and stars Mia Kirshner, Elias Koteas, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood and Don McKellar.
The story concerns a father grieving over the loss of a child and obsessed with a young stripper. It was inspired by Egoyan’s curiosity by the role strip clubs play in sex-obsessed societies, and rules forbidding clients from touching dancers. It was filmed in Toronto in 1993. The film was a box office success and won numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and eight Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture.
Doors 5:30pm . Films start at 6pm
Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.
Watch the Ararat trailer:
Watch The Exotica trailer: