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"The Ornithologist" (2016)
Thu, 23 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Calgary Cinematheque invites you to a screening of The Ornithologist.
At 7:00PM, as the last attendees take their seats, the main event will begin! Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present The Ornithologist (2016), directed by João Pedro Rodrigues, as part of our CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA series.
Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues’ The Ornithologist is a majestic and mesmerizing film that transcends genres and constantly transforms itself. The film starts by following Fernando (played by Paul Hamy), an ornithologist, who goes off to a remote northern part of Portugal to study birds, both by foot and kayak. He is so focused on studying the birds that he almost drowns in the river. Fernando is rescued by two female pilgrims who are lost and far away from their intended path towards Santiago de Compostela. The rescue, followed by an unexpected series of events, diverts Fernando deeper into the forest to a place where myth, fables, and religious symbols all live side-by-side.
Shot in glorious widescreen by Rui Poças, The Ornithologist is an adventure film that skillfully layers the story of St. Anthony with thematic elements of science, religion, nature and philosophy and garnishes everything with the essence of Anthony Mann’s Westerns. The end result is a creative cinematic ride that is inventive, delightful, and completely unpredictable!
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.