Special Double Bill Event – Sunday, January 27, 2019

TFS presents its SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT, the seventh programme in SEASON 71, on SUNDAY, January 27, 2019 at THE KINGSWAY THEATRE*!  Join us for two lustrous M-G-M films directed by Woody Van Dyke II,  TRADER HORN (1931) and ESKIMO (1933).

Current TFS Members’ tickets and Trial Memberships for this terrific double-bill may be purchased below in advance for only $10. The price at the door on the day of the screening is $12.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:15 PM – SHOWTIME IS AT 2:00 PM SHARP
5 MINUTE INTRODUCTION PRIOR TO EACH FILM

The first of these two Academy Award recognized films takes place in the heat of Africa, while the second feature heads north to the frigidity of Alaska.  As well as thematically au courant, these movies are both visually and narratively stunning.  Television will never do them justice–you’ve got to view them on the big screen!

TRADER HORN (1932) 122 min. (b&w)
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, with Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo

Based on the real-life adventures of Alfred Aloysius “Trader” Horn, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, this film was the first non-documentary to be filmed on location in Africa.  Politically incorrect by today’s standards, it is a truly astounding film.

30 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN FILMS

TRADER HOUND (1931) 15 min. (b&w)
An All Barkie Dogville Comedy, directed by Zion Myers and Jules White

ESKIMO (1933) 117 min. (b&w)
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, with Mala, Joe Sawyer, W.S. Van Dyke, Peter Freuchen

Based on the books by Danish explorer Peter Freuchen, and the first recipient of an Academy Award for Best Film Editing, this film explores the clash of two cultures when Caucasians infiltrate aboriginal society.  It is heartbreaking yet pertinent to see what unfolds when greedy men take unscrupulous advantage of an innocent and happy society whose laws are different from their own.  Have things changed today?

 

The Kingsway is located at 3030 Bloor Street West at the corner of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.  It is accessible by subway and there is parking available in the neighbourhood.  There is a fully-licensed concession bar which also offers a fine selection of food as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

*THE KINGSWAY THEATRE ENFORCES VERY STRICT RULES PROHIBITING ANY OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGES, LARGE BAGS, OR BACKPACKS IN THE THEATRE. ALL SUCH ITEMS will have to be checked at the theatre’s coat check room, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Purses are allowed.  

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