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  • April 29, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s film school_Apr2014

    Date: 29/4 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Venue: bc 1/F

    虎穴金剛 (Force of Evil)

    美國/1948/黑白/78分鐘/英語對白、英文字幕

    導演:Abraham Polonsky
    主演:尊加菲路、瑪利溫莎
    講者:Howard Au, Kelvin Lui

    七月四日,不僅是美國國慶,亦是黑道律師Joe Morse (尊加菲路飾)將要上位的大日子!捉住了當日百姓們都喜歡投注非法彩票號碼776(美國立國於1776年)的心理,他聯同黑幫大佬Ben Tucker 控制派彩結果,意圖令多間地下錢莊破產,繼而壟斷整個地下彩票業。豈料,他哥哥Leo Morse正是其中一間錢莊的老闆,為了金錢、為了名利,Joe 不惜要脅其兄跟他一起作非法勾當。路越走越是泥足深埳,Joe 能夠掌握得到百姓的心理,又能否掌握到自己的結局?

    《虎穴金剛》用了不少紐約實境拍攝,借非法彩票故事,在短短七十多分鐘道出了大城市中人性黑暗的一面。在強烈的攝影、精鍊的對白下,罪惡這個黑色電影裹不可或缺的命題在電影中無所遁形。此片被馬田史高西斯推崇備至,甚至是其中一套影響他最深的犯罪電影。

     (上述節目,全部免費入座 All admissions are free-of-charge.)

  • April 9, 2014
    Winner List of “Fruitvale Station”-9Apr2014 Preview Tickets

    Please bring along the email print out and your valid bc VIP membership card to redeem 2 preview tickets of “Fruitvale Station”.

    Preview screening Date& Time:9April2014 (Wed) 9:45pm

    Redemption details as follows:

    Redemption period: 3-8 Apr 2014
    Redemption time:11:30am – 10:00pm
    Redemption venue: bcinephile, Broadway Cinematheque
    Enquiry: 2783 7004

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  • March 25, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s film school_Mar2014

    Date: 25/3 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Venue: bc 1/F

    金錢豹(T-Men)

    美國/1947/黑白/92分鐘/英語對白、英文字幕

    導演:安東尼曼
    演員:丹尼士奇奧夫、艾佛雷德
    講者:安娜、嚴尚民

    來自不同州份和背景的O’Brien(丹尼士奇奧夫飾)和Gennaro(艾佛雷德飾), 遵從美國財政部偵查組組長指示,混入黑幫,調查一批仿真度極高的偽鈔來源。皆為一級T-Men的兩人發覺組織守衛深嚴,未露面的頭目更質疑兩人身份,調查過程一波三折。及後,新婚的Gennaro不幸被人悉破身份,為國捐軀,逼使O’Brien在自己曝光前,趕緊破案。

    除了西部片,警匪偵探片也是安東尼曼(Anthony Mann)的拿手好戲。巧匠選擇以半紀錄片形式敍事,配合殿堂級攝影師John Alton運用明暗對比、正負空間和倒影反光等流麗深焦攝影魔法,不着痕跡地將觀眾導入黑壓壓的地下世界,讓緊湊的劇情迫得他們透不過氣,把類型片推到一個最高的標準。

     (上述節目,全部免費入座 All admissions are free-of-charge.)

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  • ' Synecdoche New York '
    — Charlie Kaufman

     Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener play a pair of married artists, living in Schenectady, NY. She is a visual artist, and he is a director. The marriage is coming apart. She sometimes wishes he would die. In fact, he might be dying. He has a succession of alarming symptoms. He is working on a novelty production of “Death of a Salesman”. This is not a film about the theater, although a theater director is an ideal character for representing the role Kaufman thinks we all play. In its strange, comic and ultimately Kaufmanesque way, Synecdoche New York deals with the biggest terrors and issues of life: loneliness, sickness, futility, death.

     

     

  • ' Diving Bell and Butterfly '
    — Julian Schnabel

    Jean-Dominique Bauby led a glamorous life as editor of the French Elle until the day he was hit by a massive stroke, which left him completely paralysed – except for his brain and one good eye. Starting with one blink for “yes” and two for “no”, Bauby gradually developed a communication system with the help of a speech therapist. Using his blinks, he spent over a year dictating his thoughts to an editor, and the result is the novel The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – the basis for Julian Schnabel’s life-affirming, award-winning (Best Director at Cannes) film.

     

     

  • ' Blindness '
    — Fernando Ferreira Meirelles

    Fernando Meirelle takes Jose Saramgo’s post-apocalyptic novel and presents his dark and intellectually challenging interpretation in Blindness. A mysterious infectious disease makes people go blind. To contain the epidemic, a concentration camp is set up and all the blind people are dumped into it. Julianna Moore plays the wife of an ophthalmologist who fakes blindness and follows her husband to the concentration camp, where she witnesses how in times of chaos, society can ditch civilization and returns to rule #1: survival of the fittest.

     

  • ' The Way We Are '
    — Ann Hui On-Wah

    The Way We Are centers on the widow Kwan, her teenage son Ka On, and their elderly neighbour Granny. The problems they face range from the mundane (what to eat for lunch) to heavier subjects (death & estrangement in the family). The power of these documentary-type vignettes comes from its setting. Kwan and Granny, despite their lacks, find contentment in life. Tin Sui Wai is notorious for its crime but misery but Ann Hui shows none of that. What she shows is that people in Tin Shui Wai are after all ordinary people who experience life as it happens.

     

  • ' Departures '
    — Yasujirō Ozu

    In this 2009 Oscar winner of Best Foreign Film, an unemployed cello player Daigo finds a new life purpose in the encoffinment business – preparing bodies for cremation. It is considered unclean and low vocation, to the degree that Daigo tries to hide it from his wife. Eventually, he understands the deeper meaning of the rituals: performed with delicacy and precision, they help the bereaved to find peace. At the end of the day, death affects the living more than the dead.

     

  • ' Dogville '
    — Lars von Trier

    Dogville is a tiny town in the Colorado Rockies during the 1930s with a tiny population. The beautiful Grace, on the run from gangsters, convinces the community to accept her. But when they find out that Grace is fugitive from justice, the villagers make her their slave. At the end, as Grace’s true identity is revealed, she repays those who have mistreated her. Lars von Trier’s experimental picture is set on a near-bare stage, with buildings drawn in chalk outlines on the floor and actors miming their everyday actions. There is a story but it is not drama that von Trier is after. You can dismiss it as pretentious and self-indulgent but you cannot deny that it is as unsettling as it is compelling.

     

  • ' Memories of Murder '
    — Bong Joon-ho

    Based on the real-life story of Korea’s first recorded serial killer, Memories of Murder raises some troublesome questions about the nature of justice and the fallibility of investigative police methods before DNA testing. Told almost entirely from the point of view of the police, it is unusually candid about the false starts and utter chaos of this particular case. The film is a tense, old-school crime film with a dark edge that also works as a hilariously funny comedy in which a police officer and his bumbling colleagues arrest and abuse various suspects.

     

     

  • ' Swallowtail Butterfly '
    — Shunji Iwai

    This is the story of Yentown, a Tokyo ghetto inhabited by immigrants from all over Asia. The story revolves around a group of poverty-stricken immigrants, to whom a sudden twist of fate gives the opportunity to literally make money and thus realize their dreams. Shot with handheld camera, tinted with laughter, violence, sadness and imagination, Swallowtail Butterfly is impossible to be pinned down to a single genre. Juxtaposing the music of Frank Sinatra and Yentown Band is only of the many eccentricities found in the film.

     

  • ' The Refuge '
    — François Ozon

     What would you do when you wake up one morning and find out your boyfriend is dead and you are pregnant? The setting of Refuge is typically melodramatic, but Ozon has approached it in a surprisingly subdued manner. The protagonist Mousse chooses to move into a chateau owned by an old acquaintance, to kick off her drug addiction and to prepare for the arrival of her baby. Casting Isabelle Carre,who was pregnant during the filming, to play a pregnant woman, Ozon intriguing overlaps fact and fiction.

     

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