Graphic Content’s screening for the month of November will be the stark, brutal film realization of the classic comic series V For Vendetta. While it’s not exactly going to be shown on the day mentioned in the rhyme, we felt that the 2006 film was a good pick for this month. Here’s the information.
It is the near future in England, and the fascist “Norsefire” party has risen to power after a mysterious global cataclysm. A young woman, Evey (Natalie Portman) is saved from an assault by a mysterious Guy Fawkes-masked man who refers to himself only as “V” (Hugo Weaving). V goes on to mould Evey, and the country itself, in his image, as he reaches back to revolutionary ideas found in England’s past in an attempt to find a better future.
Graphic Content brings you a film based on the acclaimed comic series by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and produced by the Wachowskis (The Matrix). In a time when global politics have become increasingly polarized and when citizens have flooded the streets of major metropolises in search of lasting change, Vendetta’s message concerning the dangers of unchecked governments and its meditations on the true meaning of power have become more vital than ever before.
Tuesday, November 22nd at 9:00 PM at Metro at the Garneau Theatre: The movie is rated 14A, and runs for 132 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $6 for children under the age of thirteen. Metro Passes will be accepted. We will be screening the film on the new digital projector, so it should look amazing. Box Office opens at 8:15, come early to check out the comics chosen to go along with the movie. RSVP on Facebook!
As a bit of a departure from Graphic Content’s usual modus operandi, we’ll be handing out coupons, which you can take down to Warp One Comics and Games and redeem for any single issue comic you’d like, be it an issue of superhero action or indie drama. We’ve also complied another book list of to go along with the film, you can check that out right here next week.
Hope to see you all there!