15. December 2017 - 20:00
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P.T. Anderson 35mm Picture Show | The Royal Cinema - Toronto | Friday, 15. December 2017

In anticipation of PHANTOM THREAD hitting theatres this Christmas, The Royal Cinema is overjoyed to take you on a winter stroll through writer/director/producer Paul Thomas Anderson's early filmography. All presented IN GLORIOUS 35MM.

1) Neon Dreams presents: HARD EIGHT
Friday December 15 @ 8:00pm

2) BOOGIE NIGHTS (20th Anniversary)
Friday December 29 @ 7:00pm
Saturday December 30 @ 3:30pm

Friday January 5 @ 7:00pm
Saturday January 6 @ 3:00pm

Friday January 12 @ 7:00pm
Saturday January 13 @ 3:00pm

Arguably the most abmitious filmmaker working today, Anderson arrived on the scene at age 26 with his debut feature HARD EIGHT. This Reno-set, minor neo-noir masterpiece opened the door to BOOGIE NIGHTS, a passion project a decade in the making. Now a household name, Anderson opted to lay his heart on the table with the sprawling (and incredibly personal) MAGNOLIA. Wanting to push himself even further, he then embarked upon his most challenging endeavor to date. A 90 minute movie! PUNCH DRUNK LOVE (sadly not screening due to rights issues) was his unique take on the rom-com genre. After a punishingly long 5 year wait, Anderson bounced back with what many consider to be his true masterpiece. The turn-of-the-century saga about greed, power, and oil: THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

Never one to sacrifice vision for accessibility, Anderson's films may vary wildly in terms of genre but have always managed to carry consistent themes (and of course, players) throughout. Family. Redemption. Isolation. Lonliness. Love. Grief. All are on full display in the P.T. Anderson 35mm Picture Show. And we can't wait to share it with you.