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Mon, 27 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Calgary Cinematheque invites you to a screening of Nocturama.
At 7:00PM, as the last attendees take their seats, the main event will begin! Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present Nocturama (2016), written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, as part of our CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA series.
Nocturama is a bold work that speaks to our contemporary times with its razor sharp depiction of a group’s attack against their own society and culture. The film is divided into two distinct parts which depict the planning, execution and aftermath of a series of attacks around Paris.
In the first part, a multiracial group of young Parisians goes about executing a wave of attacks around various Paris locations with a precisely synchronized plan. The second part shows the aftermath of those attacks as the group seeks refuge in a multi-level department store while Paris is thrown into chaos outside the department store. Packed with plenty of tension, Nocturama manages to strip away any ideologies about the group’s motives but instead uses their attack as an abstract study about contemporary consumerist society that is driven by money, fear and endless wars. As a result, Nocturama is one of the most relevant films to have been made in recent years!
The CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA series showcases the best films from around the world made by rising masters and established auteurs. The series offers a rare chance to view critically acclaimed works by directors who are pushing the boundaries of cinema. Over the last two seasons, this series has screened works by directors from Brazil, Canada, Iran, Mexico, Philippines, Romania, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. This season the series has already shown a Canadian/Norwegian co-production and a Chinese film. In early 2017, the series features critical works hailing from Japan, France, Argentina, Iran, and Portugal.
We look forward to seeing you there! With more news about our 10th Anniversary Season being released every week, stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Member Newsletter. We'd love to hear from you.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please feel free to reach out via programming (a) calgarycinema.org.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Globe Cinema and Stephen Ave SW have on-street parking, and parkades are available off 6th St SW or off Stephen Ave SW itself.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your tickets can be transferrable under approval by CCS, simply update your registration accordingly before attending event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! PLEASE present your ticket or smartphone for scanning at the door. In-person purchases accepted via cash and EventBrite only.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Absolutely, a ticket makes a great gift and shared experience!