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"Red Desert" (1964)

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Plaza Theatre

1133 Kensington Road Northwest

Calgary, AB T2N 3P4

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Calgary Cinematheque invites you to a screening of Red Desert (1964).

At 7:00PM, as the last attendees take their seats, the main event will begin! Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present Red Desert, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.

Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960's panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and Red Desert, his first colour film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age—about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband’s coworker, played by Richard Harris—continues to keep viewers spellbound. With one startling, painterly composition after another—of abandoned fishing cottages, electrical towers, looming docked ships—Red Desert creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time, and confirms Antonioni as cinema’s preeminent poet of the modern age. – the Criterion Collection

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Our Season 11 Opening Screening selection, Red Desert (1964) represents the quality of critical cinema we present annually to Calgarians.

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.


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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?

Outside the Plaza Theatre and along Kensington Avenue you'll find on-street parking, as well as parkades off 9th St SW or off Memorial Drive SW.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your tickets can be transferrable under approval by Calgary Cinematheque, 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!

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