Dear CFI Supporter,
The 33rd edition of the European Union Film Festival is underway! We're been having a wonderful time venturing through the EU with our audiences in the Alma Duncan Salon every night. There are still 16 more films left to see and tickets are being scooped up everyday, so get yours online at CFI-ICF.ca/EUFF or in person to guarantee yourself a seat. Come by our office at 2 Daly Ave. Suite 120 to buy tickets during business hours, or stop at our Guest Services table at any EUFF screening to purchase tickets for future screenings.
We're proud to say one of our screenings has already sold out! Cold War (Poland) on Sat. Nov. 24 has sold out advance tickets. We know many of you have been looking forward to seeing this film in Ottawa with us. We are happy to let you know that you will still have the chance to see Cold War when the ByTowne Cinema shows it in the new year.
We look forward to seeing you for many more EUFF films at our magnificent home venue in the Ottawa Art Gallery. They're worth the trek through the cold and snow!
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: ‘ANDREI RUBLEV’
Andrei Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev returns to Ottawa on the big screen for the first time since the CFI’s Tarkovsky retrospective in 2003!
On Tuesday, December 4, at 7pm at Ottawa Art Gallery, we welcome back to Ottawa the cinematic masterpiece, Andrei Rublev, by legendary filmmaker, Andrei Tarkvosky. His 1966 masterwork has been fully, digitally restored and the Canadian Film Institute will present the Ottawa premiere of this pristine new version. The tale of a medieval Russian icon painter trying to preserve his faith in god and in humanity in a brutal, chaotic world, Andrei Rublev is an astonishing work, hailed as one of greatest films ever made in numerous film critics surveys.
This Special Presentation will be a benefit screening for the CFI. Read more about the film and buy your tickets at CFI-ICF.ca/Andrei-Rublev
CAFÉ EX: KYLE WHITEHEAD
The Canadian Film Institute’s edgy and adventurous Café Ex series of Canada’s best experimental independent film artists continues on Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30pm with the daring images of Calgary’s Kyle Whitehead. His vivid, abstract works on both 8mm and 16mm celluloid will have you seeing film in startling new ways. All analogue, all the time!
Café Ex is presented in collaboration with the Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO) and is held at Mercury Lounge in the Byward Market.
Admission is pay-as-you-can.