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Citadel (dir. Atom Egoyan, Canada, 2003)
Atom Egoyan in Person: The Screening
dir. Atom Egoyan
Canada, 2006

Canadian Masters I: Atom Egoyan
Arts Court Theatre, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
Citadel (dir. Atom Egoyan, Canada, 2004, 93 min.)
Egoyan’s handmade, no-budget DIY feature is extremely rare, and is only screened when he is present. The film follows Egoyan and his wife, actress and professional partner Arsinée Khanjian, and their son Arshile, as they return to the Armenian section of Beirut, Lebanon where she grew up. Mixing documentary, home movie, fiction, and experimental modes, Egoyan ‘documents’ the entirety of their vacation and personal journeys across East and West Beirut with a small DV-cam. At the same time Citadel also provides a deeply personal examination of the cultural policies and politics in Lebanon at the time. And, as always in Egoyan, there are some unexpected elements that cloud the distinctions between fiction and non-fiction.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Atom Egoyan will introduce CITADEL and participate in a discussion after the screening. Following this event, there will be a special Atom Egoyan themed party in the Arts Court Studio. Cash bar, silent auction of special Egoyan items, a video greeting area where you can record your own message to him, and lots of other fun activities.

The CANADIAN MASTERS series is presented by the Canadian Film Institute in collaboration with Carleton University’s School For Studies In Art and Culture: Film Studies.

IMPORTANT! Due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to move the Canadian Masters event featuring Atom Egoyan to NOVEMBER 9TH AND 10TH. Our very sincere apologies if this causes a conflict for any attendees. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns, or to request a ticket exchange, by phone (613-232-6727) or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Admission per evening: $25.00 (plus HST)
Admission to both nights of Atom Egoyan: $40.00 (plus HST) 

Seating is extremely limited. Get your tickets early — tickets go on sale on Friday, October 14 at 9:00am!