Retropath presents A FACE IN THE CROWD @ The Royal Cinema - Toronto, Toronto [26 April]

Retropath presents A FACE IN THE CROWD


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26
April
20:00 - 22:00

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The Royal Cinema - Toronto
608 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4
Calling all nostalgia-freaks and celluloid junkies! Are you looking for the latest cinematic thrill? Retropath! has you covered. Specializing in the best flicks to stumble onto the screen, this series is guaranteed to deliver the wildest that cinema has to offer. Retropath! also features a unique lobby pop-up for each screening, featuring local artists with weird and wonderful work for sale!

«a pinnacle film that did what so few had done before—questioned the motives behind darling TV or radio personalities and the media that creates them» -Emily Kubincanek, FilmSchoolRejects

Andy Griffith stars as Lonesome Rhodes, a drifter who becomes the subject of a radio show after he grabs their attention with his funny and charming folk songs. His rise to fame is quick and explosive, allowing him to revel in all of the benefits of celebrity, and exposes him (only to who immediately surround him, the ones that discovered him) as the cruel and conniving figure he actually is at his core. After time, he uses his power to launch a political campaign, with his increasingly erratic and petulant bad behaviour threatening his rise to the top.

It almost goes without saying that in the current climate, A Face in the Crowd has resurfaced as a necessary watch about the nature and danger of celebrity and the institutions that create them. Kazan's film is an aggressive breakdown of the megalomaniacal main character, Lonesome Rhodes, starting at the beginning as a charismatic folksy hero and then careening towards the booming, unhinged person he becomes. A Face in the Crowd stands as a timeless critique on the pitfalls of American society, which is so jarringly accurate to what is happening right now in the news cycle, that this big screen watch will be nothing if not captivating. Join us!

Our screenings would be nothing without our freaky sponsors: The Beguiling and Eyesore Cinema!

RSVP FOR ACCESSIBLE SEATING:
We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre in which you can reserve a head of time by calling! 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.
Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are upstairs.
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