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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.
  • PTA PSA: We have added a second matinee screening of MAGNOLIA due to overwhelming demand. So if you can't make it on Friday Jan 5th (or you just want to see it again), there is now a showing on Saturday, Jan 6th @ 3:00pm. And speaking of ticket sales: there are currently only 12 discounted passes left ($40 for all 4 films). If you miss out we'll still have individual tickets for sale ($12 online/$14 door), but they're going fast too! Don't end up a ****-palmer. Get your tickets before it's too late: https://www.universe.com/pt-retro
  • One more week until HARD EIGHT so let's all listen to PTA gush about working with Philip Seymour Hoffman <3 <3 <3
  • "Two... four... whatever..." This just in! The Royal will be loosening you up with margaritas before the Friday night screening of BOOGIE NIGHTS. Get your tickets and be sure to arrive early!
  • Pre-HARD EIGHT viewing recommendation: BOB LE FLAMBEUR (d: Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956) Melville's tough-as-nails gambling drama paved the way for the French new-wave of filmmakers like Godard and Truffaut, and still packs a mighty fine punch. Anderson has cited it as a major influence on HARD EIGHT. cc: Bay Street Video
  • When people talk during the film...
  • Pre-HARD EIGHT viewing recommendation: SECRET HONOR (d: Robert Altman, 1984) Philip Baker Hall as a disgraced Richard Nixon with a bottle of scotch, a loaded handgun, and a tape recorder delivering a 90 minute monologue. That's literally the entire movie and honestly what more would you even need? CC: Bay Street Video ;)
  • Are we seriously not getting Phantom Thread until January 12th?!?!?! Please someone say it ain't so...
  • Here it is, folks. The official trailer for the P.T. Anderson 35mm Picture Show. Pass it around! Tell all your friends! 📼✂️: Nathan Boone ** 4-film passes are limited and going VERY fast. Grab yours now before they sell out completely ** https://www.universe.com/pt-retro
  • “We’re all okay now,” Anderson concluded. “But it was hard, it was really hard. There were struggles, but it was struggles that were worth it.”
  • Hey folks. Just a heads up that we'll be premiering the trailer and giving away a couple passes to PTAfest on Wednesday night when Neon Dreams Cinema Club screens Abel Ferrara's certifiably insane KING OF NEW YORK on 35mm. If you haven't already, gaze upon the trailer (courtesy of Nathan Boone) below:
  • Casting Philip Seymour Hoffman as an obnoxious *******, worrying it sounded like a ***** and establishing his famous technique – everything you need to know about PTA’s ‘Hard Eight’
  • 30 minutes of pure delight. The fact that he is so much more interested in talking about other peoples movies than his own is just 1 of the billion reasons I love him so.
  • "I was wrong and he was right"
  • Ticket link is live! Here's the scoop: Single tickets: $12 Non-event additional matinees (BN & TWBB): $10 But for the best value (while supplies last) you can buy a full pass to all 4 films for just $40!
  • The P.T. Anderson 35mm Picture Show kicks off with a Neon Dreams presentation of HARD EIGHT. Reno-set neo-noir satisfaction awaits you on December 15th. RSVP below:
  • This is actually a dream come true. Wish PDL and The Master would make an appearance but I'm content.
  • 💅: Andrew Barr, Illustrationist
  • ok wow 👌😝💯
  • Any chance of Inherent Vice?
  • Peter
  • Boogie nights in 35mm. Oh hells yes!!