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Landmark Cinemas, 9 Beju Industrial Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB

Film Society

Apr 24, 2023  |  Last Monday of the Month | 7:00-9:00 PM


Join us at Landmark Cinemas to watch Triangle of Sadness.

The Sylvan Lake Film Society works with Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. "With over 195 groups in 163 communities across Canada, Film Circuit is essential in helping TIFF lead the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian cinema."

The Sylvan Lake Film Society, a Sylvan Lake Municipal Library program, provides transformative film experiences to filmgoers in the community. They are very proud of the variety of movies shown in the past and hope to continue the experience in the years ahead.

Films screen the last Monday of the month at Landmark Cinemas. 

Tickets are $10.00 + GST, Season Passes are $20.00 + GST - you get one film free! Tickets and Season Passes can be purchased in advance at the Library, or at the theatre the night of the showing. *Please note that we can only accept cash at the theatre.* 

Sylvan Lake Film Society logo

Tonight's movie will be Triangle of Sadness.

Triangle of Sadness poster

The first of the film’s three chapters follows models Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean). Untroubled by self-awareness or decorum, they can barely get through dinner without going for each other’s throats. In the second chapter, the couple embarks on a luxury cruise — a ship of self-destructive fools who believe themselves invincible due to their money and power. The captain (Woody Harrelson) leads as privileged and wasted a life as his passengers, yet espouses, ad nauseum, the virtues of Marxism. In one grotesquely baroque (and hilarious) scene, he gets blind drunk and argues about Marx, over the ship’s PA, with the perma-drunk Russian businessman Dimitry (Zlatko Burić, from the Pusher trilogy), as the boat is beset by turbulent waters and the passengers collectively toss their very expensive cookies.

If the earlier chapters suggest classic social critiques such as Luis Bunuel’s The Exterminating Angel, the incendiary final chapter recalls apocalyptic visions like Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend or Ingmar Bergman’s Shame. It expands the scope of the film, exposing how our addiction to comfort and, especially, power over one another lays waste to common sense and the last vestiges of altruism. A troubling, gleefully misanthropic social satire, Triangle of Sadness will, like Force Majeure, spark endless debate — and no doubt wreak havoc on the cruise industry. -