Ben Wheatley: Confusion And Carnage" Book Launch + Double Bill!

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Ben Wheatley: Confusion And Carnage" Book Launch + Double Bill! says
Join us as we celebrate the book launch of Adam Nayman’s “Ben Wheatley: Confusion and Carnage” with a double bill of Ben Wheatley’s first two films DOWN TERRACE (the Toronto theatrical premiere!) and KILL LIST (first theatrical screening since TIFF 2011). The screening will be introduced with Skype discussion with Ben Wheatley lead by Adam Nayman.

Advance Single Ticket - $10
Advance Double Bill Ticket - $14
Advance Double Bill + Book $25

Single Ticket - $12
Double Bill Ticket - $16
Double Bill + Book $28

Books will be available to purchase at the screening.

More about Ben Wheatley: Confusion and Carnage: http://thecriticalpress.com/books/ben-wheatley/

DOWN TERRACE (7 pm):
"'Is this is the Future of British Cinema?'" asked critics upon the release of Down Terrace, a crime movie as lean and hungry as its bottom-of-the-food-chain gangster protagonists. After dodging a prison sentence, low-rent mafioso Bill (Bob Hill) and his son Karl (Robin Hill) decide to find the rat in their operation, setting off a bloody chain of murders in which everybody in the gang's orbit gets what's coming to them. Like The Sopranos, Wheatley's film is set at the intersection of two twisted family trees -- one professional, one flesh-and-blood -- and makes this deep, fertile terrain bloom with outrageous humour and shockingly blunt-force violence. But what really sets Down Terrace apart from other recent British genre efforts is its inventive integration of quick-cut editing rhythms with drab lower-middle-class portraiture; Wheatley's kitchen-sink realism overflows with waves of Roegian montage.

KILL LIST (9:30 pm):
Probably the key British horror movie of the new millennium, Kill List begins with the sounds and image of an ancient pagan symbol being carved into the screen -- a properly occultish overture for a movie that conjures up ancient, insatiable evil. As in Down Terrace, Wheatley is interested in human monsters: Jay (Neil Maskell) is a former mercenary-turned-assassin whose for-hire status along with his pal Gal (Michael Smiley) attracts a sinister client with a short, precise list of targets. The speed and skill with which Wheatley transforms the film from a Pulp Fiction-ish hitman-buddy comedy into something visionary and unspeakably malevolent should not be underestimated, and nor should the amazing performances by Smiley and especially Maskell, who inhabits both Jay's bottomless misanthropy and his tragic obliviousness to his fate as a blunt instrument serving sinister interests (the human equivalent of the claw hammer that figures in the film's most indelible sequence). Brilliantly shot and edited and redolent of 70s UK classics like The Wicker Man and (especially) Don't Look Now, Kill List deserves to be called an instant classic.
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By: The Royal Cinema - Toronto