Canadian Masters: Atom Egoyan

Wednesday November 09, 2016 07:30 PM To Thursday November 10, 2016 11:00 PM

Ottawa, CA

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The CANADIAN MASTERS series is presented by the Canadian Film Institute in collaboration with Carleton University’s School For Studies In Art and Culture: Film Studies. 
Admission per evening: $25.00 (plus HST)
Admission to both nights: $40.00 (plus HST)
Seating is extremely limited. Get your tickets early!

Arts Court Theatre, Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Canadian Film Institute Executive Director Tom McSorley wil conduct an extensive, career-spanning onstage conversation with Atom Egoyan, looking at his film works, his ideas about cinema and media, his artistic process, and his rise from Toronto’s indie film co-op scene and Univesity of Toronto campus theatre productions to the world stages of Cannes, Berlin, and Hollywood. This interview will also feature excerpts from many films in Egoyan’s remarkable filmography.
Doors open at 6:30pm. This interview will be immediately followed by a reception in the Arts Court Studio, and Atom Egoyan will be in attendance to meet audience members.

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Arts Court Theatre, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
[Featuring the film Citadel (dir. Atom Egoyan, Canada, 2006, 93 min.)]
Egoyan’s handmade, no-budget DIY feature is extremely rare, and is only screened when he is present. The film follows Egoyan and his wife, actress and professional partner Arsinée Khanjian, and their son Arshile, as they return to the Armenian section of Beirut, Lebanon where she grew up. Mixing documentary, home movie, fiction, and experimental modes, Egoyan ‘documents’ the entirety of their vacation and personal journeys across East and West Beirut with a small DV-cam. At the same time Citadel also provides a deeply personal examination of the cultural policies and politics in Lebanon at the time. And, as always in Egoyan, there are some unexpected elements that cloud the distinctions between fiction and non-fiction.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Atom Egoyan will introduce CITADEL and participate in a discussion after the screening. Following this event, there will be a special Atom Egoyan themed party in the Arts Court Studio. Cash bar, silent auction of special Egoyan items, a video greeting area where you can record your own message to him, and lots of other fun activities.

Doors open each night at 6:30pm, with the event starting promptly at 7:30pm. Ticket (digital or printout) must be presented at the door for admission. You must also present valid ID if Discount Code is used for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact the CFI offices at 613-232-6727 or


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The Canadian Film Institute, incorporated over 82 years ago in 1935, organizes a number of popular and exciting film festivals and events in the Ottawa area, including the European Union Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the Latin American Film Festival.
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, non-governmental, non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world.


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Where and When
Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Ave. (2nd Floor)
Ottawa, Ontario
Start Date: 2016-11-09 19:30:00
End Date: 2016-11-10 23:00:00