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Summer Road Trip 2017


The Cinematica Series of the Season for Summer 2017.

Each Summer we take an annual Summer Vacation through classic cinema: in the past we’ve visited France, Italy, the UK, gone on a world tour of the great cities and partied at music festivals… this year, we’re revving our engine and hitting the road!

Jump in our Ford Thunderbird convertible and escape with us for 6 evenings of classic road-trip movies, featuring lovers on a crime spree, Aussie Queens, yuppies with dreams of Easy Rider, a psychotic hitch-hiker, a reckless Italian batchelor, and anyone else we pick up off the side of the dusty highway. Experience it all for the cost of a tank of gas!

Tickets: $10 general / $8 members / $8 seniors 

The Series Lineup:

priscilla-p The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) -

Wednesday June 14 @ 7pm
In this Aussie cult-classic, two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Co-hosted by Reelout Queer Film Festival as part of Pride Week 2017! Mimi Osa will perform before the film!
The first film in the Summer Road Trip series.

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badlands-p Badlands (1973) -

Wednesday June 28 @ 7pm
"He wanted to die with me and I dreamed of being lost forever in his arms." A young couple goes on a Midwest crime spree in Terrence Malick's hypnotically assured debut feature.
Part of the Summer Road Trip series.

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roadtripprogram Road Tripping with the NFB -

Sunday July 2 @ 7pm / Canada Day Weekend
For Canada 150, join us for a leisurely tour of National Film Board short films from the 1950's-1990's that explore themes of sightseeing, road trips, car culture and the Canadian landscape. This screening is co-presented by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and inspired by their current exhibit: Road Trip: Across Canada with Alan C. Collier.
This is a free event! Part of the Summer Road Trip series.

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il-sorpasso-p Il Sorpasso / “The Easy Life” (1962) -

Wednesday July 12 @ 7pm
The ultimate Italian road comedy: a waggish freewheeling bachelor and a straitlaced law student go on an unplanned trip from Rome to Tuscany.
Italian language with English subtitles.
Part of the Summer Road Trip series.

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detour-p Film-Noir Double Feature: Detour (1945) + The Hitchhiker (1953) -

Sunday July 23 @ 7pm
A dark, sleazy, twisted evening of classic Hollywood film noir suspense with two features that explore the "worst case scenarios" of hitch-hiking: in one film it's the driver who's bad news, and in the other, it's the passenger...
Part of the Summer Road Trip series.

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lostinamerica Lost in America (1985) -

Wednesday August 2 @ 7pm
In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive and his wife decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago, and follow their Easy Rider fantasies of freedom and the open road.
Part of the Summer Road Trip series.

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