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Event Series Event Series: Archangel


January 12 @ 1:30 pm

Playing in the CCA Studio

Part of CCA’s new Auteurs Film Series

Jan 12-18: : Playing daily at 1:30pm, 6:00pm (no screenings Monday and Tuesday)

In 1919, one-legged Canadian soldier Lt. John Boles arrives in the northern Russian town of Archangel where Bolsheviks, White Russians, and German Huns converge during World War I. 

When Boles encounters a local woman Veronkha, he faints and becomes convinced that she is his dead wife, Iris. But Veronkha is already married to Philbin who also suffers from amnesia and relives their wedding night over and over without remembering any moment after. What follows is a twisted love-triangle infused with infatuation as each person forgets who it is that they truly love. 

Literally a film like no other, this weird, wild, and extraordinary 1990 photoplay is both melodrama and deadpan parody. With striking black-and-white cinematography and stylized set design, Guy Maddin’s second feature is a tale of obsessive love from one of Canada’s (and the world’s) most original filmmakers. 

Awarded Best Experimental Film in 1991 by Canada’s National Society of Film Critics.  In 2023, this film was one of 23 titles that was digitally restored under the Canadian Cinema Reignited program to preserve classic Canadian films.

Director: Guy Maddin
Writers: John B. Harvie, Guy Maddin, George Toles
Features: Michael Gottli, David Falkenberg, Michael O’Sulllivan
Run time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Film: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English

CCA’s Auteur Series presents works by filmmakers who are widely respected around the world and exhibit a distinctly unique vision, but whose works often exists on the margins of the industry. CCA is uniquely poised to present these types of films, since it has a long history of showcasing challenging, daring new voices in the field.


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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