WUFF is excited to be hosting Film at Forth again for the month of February! This time we're taking inspiration from Winnipeg's long winter isolation and showing 4 perfect movies for losing your mind! Sounds fun, right?! Come share in that restless feeling!
Wednesday, February 7
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? dir. Robert Aldrich (1962)
Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) is an aging child star left to care for her sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), also a former child actress, who is now in a wheelchair. Stuck living together in a mansion in old Hollywood, Blanche plots to get even with Jane for the car crash that left her permanently disabled years earlier. But Jane is desperate to keep Blanche imprisoned as she plans a new rise to fame, and tries to hide Blanche's existence from doctors, visitors and neighbours while she devises a way to get rid of her sister.
Wednesday, February 14
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville (1950)
Elisabeth (Nicole Stéphane) and her brother Paul (Edouard Dermithe) live isolated from much of the world after Paul is injured in a snowball fight. As a coping mechanism, the two conjure up a hermetic dream of their own making. Their relationship, however, isn't exactly wholesome. Jealousy and a malevolent undercurrent intrude on their fantasy when Elisabeth invites the strange Agathe (Renée Cosima) to stay with them — and Paul is immediately attracted to her.
Wednesday, February 21
GREY GARDENS, dirs. Albert and David Maysles (1975)
This film explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate. During the course of the documentary, they discuss their habits, desires and former loves with filmmakers Albert and David Maysles. The women reveal themselves to be misfits with outsized, engaging personalities. Much of the conversation is centered on their pasts, as mother and daughter now rarely leave home.
Wednesday, February 28
THE SHINING, dir. Stanley Kubrick (1980)
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into an obsessed killer hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
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