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CHAN CENTRE CONNECTS The Chan Centre Connects Series and The Cinematheque present

Good Night, and Good Luck USA/France/Great Britain/Japan 2005. Dir: George Clooney. 93 min. Blu-ray Disc

It’s 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called television is still a novelty in American living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy is using fear, falsehoods, and belligerence to become, arguably, the most powerful man in the land (sound familiar?). Respected newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn), the principled “face of television,” has had his fill of McCarthy’s tactics and decides to fight back, mapping out his strategy with producer and confidant Fred Friendly (George Clooney, who also directs). A mass medium and a nation are going to change in the process – while on the air. A deft ensemble cast plays staff members in the bustling CBS newsroom, while the real-life McCarthy is also in the mix, via archival footage cut into the drama. The film’s soundtrack is performed entirely by Dianne Reeves (with a small jazz ensemble), and won the 2006 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. “An electrifying movie event” (Rolling Stone). THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – 7:00 PM

This special screening is presented in conjunction with Dianne Reeves’s performance at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 pm. The Chan Centre Connects Series presents outreach activities related to visiting artists performing in the annual concert season at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. For more information on these events, please visit

DOXA AND THE CINEMATHEQUE “A quietly seething look at present-day policing in America . . . An experience best had in the cinema.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter “Gratitude goes to those documentarians who shine a broader light, which is what Craig Atkinson does in Do Not Resist . . . Maybe it takes a documentary to generate the kind of anger necessary to galvanize the public.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

Best Documentary Award, Tribeca Film Festival 2016 DOXA Documentary Film Festival and The Cinematheque present

Do Not Resist

USA 2016. Dir: Craig Atkinson. 72 min. DCP

The most shocking sequence in Craig Atkinson’s incendiary new film doesn’t take place on the streets of Ferguson, or in the middle of a SWAT raid – it happens in a hotel conference room during a presentation to police officers. “What do you fight violence with?  Superior violence.  Righteous violence.  Violence is your tool . . . You are men and women of violence.”  Superior violence increasingly means 48,000-pound armoured vehicles, assault rifles, and rocket launchers, employed in poor or marginalized communities where civilians are termed “the enemy” in a rhetoric of war.  Do Not Resist exposes the political machinations that led U.S. police forces to resemble paramilitary organizations.  Expertly-chosen court and news footage show the cause-and-effect relationship between bureaucratic decisions and street-level reality.  But the most deeply troubling ideas examined are the shifts in attitude, as police become something akin to an occupying army.  As the U.S. slides further into a fascist mentality, Do Not Resist is a necessary and critical film. – Dorothy Woodend FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – 7:00 PM This screening of Do Not Resist is the first event of an ongoing series of new documentaries co-presented by DOXA Documentary Film Festival and The Cinematheque.


The Cinematheque JAN + FEB 2017  

Canada's Top Ten Film Festival・Maren Ade・BC Film History・Canada On Screen・Takeshi Kitano・Chan Centre Connects・DOXA and The Cinematheque

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