Join us for Cinema Salon at UBC Library, where we screen a movie from the Videomatica collection during lunch hour and then share insights about the featured film with a faculty member from the Department of Theatre and Film.
Admission is free but seating is limited.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Wings of Desire (1987)
Directed by Wim Wenders | Genre: Art Cinema | Run time: 128 minutes
An angel (Bruno Ganz) wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
In German and English with English subtitles
Thursday, Feb. 27
Directed by David Cronenberg | Genre: Horror/Sci Fi | Run time: 87 minutes
A sleazy cable-TV programmer (James Woods) begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Thursday, Mar. 27
Madame Satã (2002)
Directed by Karim Ainouz | Genre: Political Cinema/Rare Film | Run time: 108 minutes
Loosely based on the life of one of the most famous drag queens of the 1930s. Born to slaves in Northern Brazil and sold at the age of 7 by his mother for the price of a mule, João Francisco dos Santos (Lázaro Ramos) battles stereotypes on the mean streets of Lapa, Rio de Janeíro.
In Portuguese with English subtitles
The first 2 films will be introduced by UBC Cult Film professor Ernest Mathijs. Mathijs has written numerous books on cult films and teaches the world’s first university course on cult film at UBC.
The next one will be introduced by Alessandra Santos, Assistant Professor of Ibero-American Literatures and Cultures at UBC. She is interested in dialogues between literature and the other arts, new media, global issues, utopias, social justice, indigeneity, gender, and the dichotomy of public and private spaces.