You may have noticed we’re huge film fans here at theYYSCENE.
And we’re proud to sponsor and promote the amazing work being done by some of the organizations bringing the best to the big screen, including the Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival and, now, the Calgary Cinematheque Society.
For those who may not know, we’ll let Cinematheque tell you who they are and what they do:
“We are a non-profit film society dedicated to presenting significant, challenging, and essential works of cinema art in Calgary.
During our season, which runs from October to April, we screen films weekly, in curated programs which situate each film in a thematic and historical context.
We do this because we believe cinema is an essential form of artistic, social, and political expression. Audiences should be able to engage with a wide range of cinematic expression, not only with what is commercially viable. We believe in the power of sharing these experiences with other people in a theatrical setting and we strive to cultivate a community around that experience.”
Got it? Good.
As part of their ongoing season, they’re screening films by director Ken Russell (Altered States, Tommy), actor Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Tip Top), musicals from around the world and a series called Contemporary World Cinema, which showcases the best in art-house film.
You can see their entire season here.
It is film as an experience, an education and as art.
We’re excited to be part of what they’re doing and we want you to be a part of it, too.
They’ve given us for giveaway three punch passes good for any five of the many, varied and exciting films they’re presenting. To enter, please head to our Facebook page, find this post, and comment underneath with the film you most want to see. It’s easy. And the rewards will be many.
We’ll let the winners know via direct message by noon Thursday, Nov. 8 so that you can, should you want, seen the amazing mind-blower that is Altered States later that night at the Plaza Theatre.
Good luck, and great films!