May 2, 2024

New Film on Films Series! First up: Batman Begins (2005, 35mm, Cinemascope, DTS sound)

Capital Projection Services and the Lost Dominion Screening Collective Present

WHAT: 35mm screenings of ‘Batman Begins’

WHEN: Saturday May 25th, 7:30pm start. Doors at 6:30pm.

WHERE: At the Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon (50 Mackenzie King Bridge)

Batman Begins marked the start of Christopher Nolan’s transition from critically acclaimed indie-auteur to Hollywood’s most dependable director of intelligent blockbusters. The first film in his multibillion dollar-earning Dark Knight trilogy it is notable for reviving Batman on the big screen after the franchise fizzled in the 1990’s with the campy George Clooney/Arnold Schwarzeneggar Batman and Robin. Nolan wisely decided to go in the opposite direction and grounded his hero in a more “realistic” universe. Instead of bright garish colours and over-the-top performances he drew upon the tone of classic 1940’s film-noir and 1970’s gangster films like the Godfather Parts I and II. It was a fan-pleasing approach certainly appropriate to the hero’s detective comics origins.

Starring the charismatic and intense Christian Bale, and co-starring Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Morgan Freeman it also features a wealth of talent in its smaller supporting roles, including Ken Watanabe and Rutger Hauer (perhaps a nod to Nolan’s well-known love of Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner). Batman Begins also marks the start of a six-film long collaboration between Nolan and his favourite cinematic “muse” Cillian Murphy that culminated in this past year’s Best Picture Oscar-winning Oppenheimer. Our “Almost 20th Anniversary” screening of Batman Begins will mark a rare opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s first Batman movie presented in his preferred medium: FILM ON FILM.

The film will be followed by 30mins of classic 80's and 90's movie trailers on 35mm film.

Ticket online here


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'll be there for sure! Can't wait. Real 35mm!!!!

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