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Double Egoyan Films (members only)

What Atom Egoyan, an Oscar-nominated master of indie cinema, is a 4-time award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, and also a 4-time award winner at the Toronto International Film Festival. We bring you two of his highly acclaimed works: "Family Viewing" and "The Sweet Hereafter".
When 13 January 2007 (Saturday), 11:00 am and 12:45pm
Where The Picturehouse
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)
Admission

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.

Please arrive at least 20 min before the show if you are renewing your membership card or if you are signing up as a new member. Cash payment is preferred. No NETS or Credit Cards.

 

Family Viewing

Screening starts at 11:00 am
1987 (86 min)
Rated: M18 (Sexual Scene)
More info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093006/

This is Atom Egoyan's second feature. It established Egoyan as one of the most striking new directors of our time. In this black comedy, a young man discovers that his childhood home videos have been erased to make room for his father's homemade sex tapes with this mistress.

Shirley's Programming Notes:

Although many people have seen Egoyan films, very few have seen his earlier films. This is the first time that this film is shown in Singapore. Watch for the various film mediums used  throughout the film.

 

The Sweet Hereafter

"Sometimes courage comes from the most surprising places"

Screening starts at 12:45 pm
1997 (116 min)
Rated: NC16
More info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120255/

Egoyan wrote this film based on Russell Bank's book of the same title, but he gave it his own twist.  This film won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival in 1997. The story begins when a big city lawyer (played by Ian Holm) arrives in small town after a tragic schoolbus accident has killed almost all of the children.  He convinces some of the parents to join a class-action lawsuit. 

His star witness is the only child survivor of the accident, a teenage girl (played by Sarah Polley) whose legs are paralyzed by the accident. Will she help the community to find its way to the "sweet hereafter"?

Shirley's Programming Notes:

I have always wanted to see this film on the big screen. The vast snowy landscape made a strong impression on me. Also, what happens to a community when almost all of the children have been killed? How do people deal with grief?