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Jean Renoir’s (1939) film “La règle du jeu” followed by socializing at Mangos

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Jean Renoir’s (1939) film “La règle du jeu” followed by socializing at Mangos

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It was an enjoyable time. Let’s do it again. You are, once again, welcome to join me in watching a film at the Cinematheque in Vancouver (Sunday January 22). The film begins at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. The box office opens at 5:30pm. Following the movie we can adjourn to Mangos Kitchen Bar across the street and continue to enjoy one another’s company. The Rules of the Game La règle du jeu France1939 Jean Renoir 106 DCP “If one movie can stand for all others, represent all that film can be, that film is The Rules of the Game.” Paul Schrader “The film of films” (François Truffaut). Jean Renoir’s supreme masterpiece—returned to full glory in this dazzling 4K restoration—is one of cinema’s essential works and inexhaustible pleasures, and is regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made. A ferocious farce that captures French society on the brink (it was released on the eve of WWII), the film is set during a weekend house party at an opulent country château, where the complicated romantic intrigues of the high-society guests are mirrored in the parallel activities of the servants. The wonderful ensemble cast features Renoir himself. The superlative deep-focus cinematography is by Jean Bachelet. The Rules of the Game is social comedy at its most brilliant, offering a warm, generous, and humanistic portrait of a world where honesty and sincerity can be catastrophic—where ​“Everyone has his reasons,” in Renoir’s trademark phrase. Required viewing for anyone who loves cinema, or life. “The Rules of the Game taught me the rules of the game.” Robert Altman “Arguably the culmination of early talking cinema—a tour-de-force of spontaneous artifice and an ensemble piece that’s never been bettered.” J. Hoberman, Village Voice “There are about a dozen genuine miracles in the history of cinema, and one of them is Jean Renoir’s supreme 1939 tragi-comedy.” Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/308-the-rules-of-the-game-everyone-has-their-reasons

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Mark

Hi Lee and the rest of the gang, I may not make it as I'm in the midst of fixing my bike and it might not be ready to ride down. Lee, I'll send you a PM to get your phone number and I'll text you later if I can make it or not. Other than that it looks like a great lil film. Ciao

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Mark

Enjoy all. First time I haven't made it to an event. However found the film online. I'll watch it this week. Cheers!

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Thea

Lee, How do we find or recognize you?

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Lee

We are seated now Thea. Please find any seat and we will meet outside after the film is over.

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Lee

Thanks again everyone for coming out!

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James

And thanks Lee for organizing another interesting evening in good company!

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Clare

Thanks from me too! I really enjoyed how you shared the context and intention behind the movie, and the philosophical orientation of the conversation afterwards!

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