Now in its fifth chapter, The Story of Film: An Odyssey is an eight-part documentary series playing at the ByTowne no cinephile will want to miss.
Even if you missed the first four parts of Mark Cousins' 15-hour project, each chapter stands on its own, exploring a different era of cinema.
Cousins' adapted the project from his book of the same name, and part five explores the maturation of American film by looking at iconic movies from the 1960s and '70s, like Taxi Driver and Chinatown. After touching on these important masterpieces, The Story of Film moves on to exploring the emerging film markets of Japan and Australia during this time period.
The Story of Film culminates Aug 4; the final chapter explores movies in a post-9/11 world and imagines the possibilities for film in the future.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey, part five
Thurs, July 19 at 9:15pm and Sat, July 21 at 2:30pm
Each part plays Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons at the ByTowne Cinema
325 Rideau St