Weekend Picks

Halloweenie Edition Vol. I

Good ghouls get together, break out the cocoa, and go full on cozy mode… it’s time to watch some spooky films!

Get Out

A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

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Don’t Breathe

A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.

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The Neon Demon

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

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Friday the 13th Ed.

Local poets celebrated today with a poetic massacre as they wielded scissors and cut into their will to be weird at a cut up poetry workshop for teens. You too can discover the eccentric and most peculiar with some movie picks on the master of the cut-up technique, William S. Burroughs.

William S. Burroughs: a man within

William Burroughs: the Beats éminence grise, “literary outlaw,” culture hero to generations of poets, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who had their minds blown by his 1959 classic, banned-in-America “Naked Lunch.” This film covers his life in a straightforward manner, but the portrait drawn is at odds with the character who wrote in outlandish graphic detail about then-forbidden sexuality in the 1950s and ’60s.

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Naked Lunch

A part-time exterminator writes of his drug induced fantasy world where he confronts giant talking bugs.

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Kill your Darlings

A story of friendship, love, and murder in the early 1940s. The story recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg’s life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution. Based on true events and characters.

 

 

 

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Design Week Ed.

Design is literally EVERYWHERE…but specifically, design is in Edmonton this week.

Check out Edmonton Design Week. September 22nd-30th.

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. ‘Eames: The Architect & The Painter’ draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.

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Objectified

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Urbanized ) documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets.

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100 Ed.

A couple of years ago I set out to share my love of film with you all. After 100 posts, covering over 300 films, I think I’ve done a pretty alright job in sharing our eclectic and always growing film collection. Though the formats may change, I believe that our Library will always have the very best in film. Because of this, I’m truly looking forward to sharing the next 100 posts and beyond.

Here’s this somewhat anonymous staff blogger’s unabashed SAPL top-ten, in no particular order:

Henry & June

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Dick Tracy

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Listen Up Philip

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Reds

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Laurence Anyways

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Blade Runner

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Donnie Darko

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Black Swan

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Pretty in Pink

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…this reminds me, I should really get a copy of American Psycho.

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Tour of Alberta Ed.

Looks like it will be a beautiful day for a bunch sprint finale in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown!

Enjoy a two stage stop at this year’s Tour.

Half the Road

Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren’t women receiving half the road? Directed by pro-cyclist Kathryn Bertine, it explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports.

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Rising from Ashes

Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jonathan ‘Jock’ Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycle Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games. Against impossible odds, both Jock and the team find new purpose and hope for a future as they rise from the ashes of their past. Narrated by Forest Whitaker.

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