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The Gallery at Casa: National Canadian Film Day
April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm MDTFree
The Gallery at Casa
National Canadian Film Day
Wednesday, April 17 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
ATB Financial Community Room, Casa
230 8 Street S, Lethbridge, T1J 5H2
7:00 PM C.R.A.Z.Y. (dir. by Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005, 127 min)
A box office blockbuster and the winner of a whopping 11 Genies, C.R.A.Z.Y. is an infectious, entertaining coming-of-age drama. When Zac Beaulieu (Grondin) is born on December 25, 1960, it becomes clear that he is different from his four brothers. He vies desperately for attention and acceptance from both of his parents, but in particular from his loving and old-fashioned father, Gervais (Côté).
The film follows Zac over the next 30 years, as life takes him on an epic journey to come to grips with his sexual identity. Buoyed by a vibrant soundtrack, C.R.A.Z.Y. boasts countless moments of true movie magic. It is at once a crowd pleaser and a poignant auteur film.
9:30 PM The Mask (dir. by Julian Roffman, 1961, 83min)
When an archeologist finds an ancient mask, the excitement of the discovery soon becomes terror as he finds himself tormented by disturbing and surreal visions that slowly drive him mad. As these visions become increasingly violent, he must find a way to escape them before his nightmare becomes a reality. This horror classic was unleashed on audiences with an early use of 3-D, adding to its completely bizarre nature.
“The management is not responsible for nervous breakdowns,” one poster cautioned during the film’s original release! And while the film may not be that terrifying, the 3-D sequences were truly inventive and unique, and remain surprisingly freaky and effective even now. Unsettling and surreal, this was the first Canadian horror film released in theatres and is still a favourite amongst horror aficionados.