The Vancouver Biennale will transform Leg In Boot Square, an underused public space along the Seawall at 670 Millbank Street, with the launch of CineFest LIVE Pioneers in Cinema, a free outdoor film series celebrating the Golden Era of filmmaking.
CineFest LIVE Pioneers in Cinema
Where: Leg In Boot Square (False Creek Seawall, 670 Millbank St, Vancouver)
When: Monday evenings July 30 to September 3, 2018 at 8:30pm
The series kicks off with Women Who Run Hollywood (2015) by sister filmmaking team Clara and Julia Kuperberg. The series includes the classic 1939 western film Stagecoach by John Ford starring John Wayne in his breakthrough role and Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), the oldest surviving animated feature film. Pioneers in Cinema concludes September 3rd with the 1936 silent film Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin in his last outing as the Little Tramp. Each screening will be followed by a coffeehouse-style discussion about the films.
The summer program coincides with the unveiling of the Acoustic Anvil: A Small Weight to Forge the Sea by Montreal/Squamish-based artist Maskull Lasserre.
As the Acoustic Anvil is a laborious construction that calls attention to its process and materials, the CineFest LIVE Pioneers in Cinema series will present films by and about cinematic pioneers from the 1920s to 1940s. The CineFest LIVE Pioneers in Cinema aspires to introduce audiences to more of the major players in Western Cinema, with a focus on filmmakers whose stories have been erased and untold.
Films start at 8:30pm and run for 90 minutes.
- Monday, July 30, 2018: Women Who Run Hollywood preceded by Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber
- Monday, August 6, 2018: Stagecoach
- Monday, August 13, 2018: Finding Kukan
- Monday, August 20, 2018: The Adventures of Prince Achmed preceded by Lotte That Silhouette Girl
- Monday, August 27, 2018: Tyrus
- Monday, September 3, 2018: Modern Times
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