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"Young Adam" (2003)
Thu, 8 December 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST
Calgary Cinematheque invites you to a screening of Young Adam.
At 7:00PM, as the last attendees take their seats, the main event will begin! Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present Young Adam (2003), written and directed by David Mackenzie (adapted from Alexander Trocchi's novel), as part of the 2016-17 SPOTLIGHT FOCUS SERIES: Tilda Swinton.
In 2003, Swinton found herself aside Ewan McGregor and Peter Mullan in David Mackenzie’s film Young Adam. After receiving enthusiastic reviews at Cannes it was copiously awarded by the British Independent Film Awards, and welcomed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as Best New British Feature film. Based on a book by Alexander Trocchi, the film slowly pieces together the tragic fate of young girl found floating in the water of a Scottish shipyard. All three players assume their roles with ease. Joe, played by McGregor, confidently wedges his way into the already dismal marriage of Ella (Swinton) and Leslie (Mullan). An almost impossible affair ripens between Joe and Ella within the tight confines of the family barge.
Meanwhile, an ineffectual Leslie gambles, drinks, plays guitar, and lies in the next room frustratingly unaware. Joe’s predatory nature reveals itself quickly however as we learn of his connection to the drowned woman.
Mackenzie’s grim depiction of 1950s Scottish working class draws out a commandeering performance by Swinton as Ella, who heavy-handedly runs the barge while casually negotiating a lover and a husband. Though a supporting role to our hero Joe, Swinton hoists Ella to a proportional level. She is a glaring counterpart that meets his chronic sexual appetite with a sober and resigned disposition.
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SPOTLIGHT FOCUS SERIES: A staple resident in the small community of paragon performers, Tilda Swinton has captured our attention for this season’s Annual Focus Series.
Though a sampling of Swinton’s cinematic works, these four films are robust examples of her capacity as a performer and artistic ally. Ever so humble about her influence, it is precisely her courteous nature and reiterated respect for dramaturgy that maintain our curiosity. Cinémathèque is excited to bring a quaint collection of films that we feel position Swinton as a quintessential component in Contemporary Cinema.
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?
Plaza Theatre and Kensington have on-street parking, and parkades off 9th St SW or off Memorial Drive SW.
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!