#FIRSTLOOK: NEW SERIES ON HOLLYWOOD SUITE – “A YEAR IN FILM”
Great news! Hollywood Suite will be offering a free preview across Canada between December 1, 2019 to January 5, 2020. One of their exciting new Series to come is A YEAR IN FILM looks at the Films which defined a year according to experts. Films looked at in the Series include 1978, 1983, 1992 and 2007.
A Year in Film explores the art of film and filmmaking, with expert insight into how films reflect the events, mood, politics, and culture of their eras. The series immerses you in film history and pop culture with rare archival footage, interviews with stars and long-forgotten commercials. With thought-provoking analysis and fun memories from filmmakers, industry insiders and critics, each episode examines: the lasting impact of iconic films; the technical achievements that brought us today’s blockbusters; the hidden gems and cult hits that have gained a following; and what movies can teach us about ourselves and the world we live in.
A Year in Film: 1978 – Flashback to a year where movies reflect on troubles of the past and anxiety for the future. 1978 brings musicals such as Grease, Thank God It’s Friday and Jubilee to movie screens. The Deer Hunter and Coming Home explored the impact of The Vietnam War. And in Canada, a new tax incentive creates art with films like The Silent Partner.
Premiering on Hollywood Suite 70s Movies – HS70: December 8, 2019 at 9:00pm ET
Supporting 1978 films airing in December: Days of Heaven, Dawn of the Dead, The Deer Hunter, Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It’s Friday.
A Year in Film: 1983 – Consumerism and conservative politics take centre stage, while sci-fi runs the galaxy with the release of Return of the Jedi and Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. Baby boomers embrace The Big Chill while teens delight in Valley Girl. And in Canada, David Cronenberg scores twice in one year with Videodrome and The Dead Zone.
Premiering on Hollywood Suite 80s Movies – HS80: December 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm ET
Supporting 1983 Films airing in December: The Big Chill, Staying Alive, Risky Business, Psycho II, Videodrome, The Dead Zone and Scarface.
A Year in Film: 1992 – Unexpected creative rebels start trending with low-budget success stories including El Mariachi and Reservoir Dogs. African American filmmakers and actors have a significant impact with Malcolm X, Boomerang and Candyman. And in Canada, Canuck-born Mike Myers goes from SNL star to Box Office powerhouse with the success of Wayne’s World.
Premiering on Hollywood Suite 90s Movies – HS90: December 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm ET
Supporting 1992 Films airing in December: Single White Female, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Boomerang, Malcolm X, Wayne’s World, Batman Returns, El Mariachi and Reservoir Dogs.
A Year in Film: 2007 – Troubling flashbacks mix with new comic voices. Filmmakers look at America’s dark history in There Will Be Blood, Zodiac and No Country For Old Men. Judd Apatow directs Knocked Up and produces Superbad, and Diablo Cody’s voice rings out in Juno. And in Canada, Sarah Polley examines aging and Alzheimer’s with Away From Her, while Andrew Currie produces cult zombie-hit Fido.
Premiering on Hollywood Suite 00s Movies – HS00: December 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm ET
Supporting 2007 Films airing in December: Away From Her, Eastern Promises, Zodiac, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, Fido, There Will Be Blood, Superbad and Juno.
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