Sometimes the word epic gets tossed around casually. However, when referring to Irish film critic Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: An Odyssey epic is an understatement. Clocking in at a little over 15 hours, the film (based on Cousins’ book by the same name) explores every aspect and every era of global cinema history. It’s an ambitious and marvelous project.
Just as ambitions, the Bloor is screening the entire epic this Fall, though conveniently breaking it up into bite-size pieces over three months. The series kicks off on Sunday, September 23 at 9:00 pm with Episode 1: The Birth of Cinema and Episode 2: The Hollywood Dream. There’s a repeat screening of episodes 1 & 2 on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:00 pm.
The episodes of The Story of Film: An Odyssey are self-contained, so you won’t be lost if you miss one. But really, you don’t want to miss a single one. And the Bloor is offering a series pass for only $44 for all seven screenings ($32 for members).
When: Beginning Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm
Where: The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 W. Bloor Street
More Info: Fore more details, visit the Bloor website.
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