Hockey Nights in Film at the Vancity Theatreby
I receive updates regularly from the Vancity International Film Centre and often they get me pretty pumped to go out and catch a flick at the lovely Vancity Theatre (currently playing The Godfather II). I just received word of their Hockey Nights in Film and I definitely think any of these movies are worth viewing during the series that will happen this March.
(March 9, 14 & 20 @ 7:00pm)
(March 9 @ 9:15 pm)
(March 10 @ 7:00pm & March 16 @ 8:45pm)
(March 10 @ 9:00pm & March 16 @ 7:00pm)
(March 11 @ 7:00pm & March 19 @ 8:30pm)
Cowards Bend the Knee
(March 11 @ 8:45pm & March 19 @ 7:00pm)
(March 12 @ 7:00pm & March 17 @ 8:45pm)
(March 12 @ 8:45pm & March 17 @ 7:00pm)
(March 13 @ 8:45pm & March 15 @ 7:00pm & March 20 @ 9:15pm)
(March 13 @ 7:00pm & March 15 @ 9:15pm)
(March 14 @ 9:15pm)
There are some fun films listed above (including Happy Gilmore wherein the Surrey Minor Hockey logo is featured) and I’d love to see The Rocket on the big screen — it’s a great film. Roy Dupuis is great as Maurice Richard and you’ll even catch Vincent Lecavalier as Jean BÃ©liveau. Cowards Bend the Knee will also be preceded by the National Film Board classic, The Sweater.
Adult tickets are only $9.50 ($12 for a double bill), student/senior tickets are $7.50 (with a $10 double bill) and all matinees are $7.50. Hockey Nights in Film is a part of this season’s Cultural Olympiad.
Update: You can win tickets to this event by heading over to Julie’s blog here.
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Man, that really highlights a truth about modern cinema: we have yet to make a great hockey movie.
At least they’re not screening “Miracle” 😛
Thanks for noting this series!
Darren makes a good point. There is no definitive hockey movie that I’ve seen. Some are memorable, but for the wrong reasons — like Slapshot, which is really a hockey spoof. Happy Gilmore was not really about hockey, it was about Adam Sandler. Gross Misconduct is just weird. But I never did see The Rocket.
There have been a few good made-for-TV movie by the CBC — one about the Alan Eagleson fiasco that included characters like Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Alex Delvecchio, etc., and another one about the 1972 Canada-Russia series.
“The Rocket” is actually pretty good, but I wouldn’t call it great. It has a very nice and slightly unusual aesthetic.
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