THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Director Scott Derrickson spoke at Regent College a few years back, and considering his other films (HELLRAISER: INFERNO, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE) it's no surprise he's turned to this 1950s B-movie sci-fi classic with Christological overtones. Silvercity Riverport, Colossus Langley.
G7, P&T, SC Riverport/Coquitlam, Colossus Langley, Station Square
TT, SC Riverport/Coquitlam, Colossus Langley
5th, SC Riverport/Coquitlam, Scotiabank, Colossus Langley, Empire Studio 12 Guildford, Esplanade 6, Meadowtown, Station Square, Strawberry Hill
NEW IN TOWN
TT, SC Riverport/Coquitlam, Colossus Langley, Esplanade 6, Station Square, Strawberry Hill
"New in Town, a romantic comedy with Harry Connick Jr. and Renee Zellweger. also happens to be written by a Christian and stars a Christian, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, in a supporting role. And as if that weren't cool enough, Hogan's character in the film, Blanche, is a Christian—a real, level-headed believer, not some weird, over-the-top Hollywood depiction. We chatted with Hogan about playing the role; we also spent a few minutes with Connick, who talked about how his own Catholic faith has affected his entertainment choices over the years." (Mark Moring, Christianity Today)
Critics don't like it much.
OF TIME AND THE CITY
VanCity Feb 8-10, 7:00 & 8:30
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Danny Boyle's suitcase-full-of-money theme takes on spiritual overtones played out in the slums of India.
5th, TT, SC Riverport/Coquitlam, Colossus Langley, Criterion Caprice 4, Empire Studio 12 Guildford, Park & Tilford, Strawberry Hill
SC Riverport/Coquitlam, Scotiabank, Colossus Langley
"The differences between CHOKING MAN and BEN X make their similarities all the more interesting. Both Ben and Jorge must overcome their shyness and reach out to the beautiful young women they adore. Both must reckon with characters who exist only in their imaginations. And both must wrestle with the implications of a crucified Christ. / CHOKING MAN concludes as a tale of redemption. Jorge finds a moment of clarity during a church service." Jeffrey Overstreet, CT Movies
DARATT (DRY SEASON)
Not yet at Videomatica, but released by Facets Aug 26 2008 in "Great African Films, Vol. 3" (with THE DESERT ARK).
The third entry in a series of award-winning films from Africa. DARATT ("DRY SEASON" Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad, 2006) is "an unassumingly
political work that unfolds with the gravity of a Biblical story," according to Manohla
Dargis of The New York Times. Set in Chad after a general amnesty has set war criminals
free, this heart-wrenching revenge story tells of a grandfather who sends his grandson to
kill the man who murdered the boy's father. Winner of five awards at the 2006 Venice Film
New from Criterion in January 2009, vintage Douglas Sirk from Lloyd C. Douglas' religious novel. (Videomatica)
SON OF MAN
The extraordinary South African life of Christ is apparently now available from Amazon UK as a Region 2 dvd.
SON OF RAMBOW